It’s getting cold now. The air is so dry that my throat is not comfortable. As the saying goes: Winter tonic the coming year, killing a tiger. In such a season, a soup would be a best dish for the family.

Kelp and Pork Rib Soup, is a very easy to make and delicious homemade Yijing blood soup.  As we all know, pork ribs is very delicious and nutritious. Spare ribs with high-quality protein, a large number of calcium phosphate, bone collagen, bone sticky protein, and rich in calcium. some seaweed in winter adds to the growing rib soup, with Ziyin impotence, the efficacy of Yijing blood . According to chinese medicine theory, Pork Ribs Soup can enrich the blood, and nourish yin (the feminine principle of human body) for moistening dryness. Kelp is rich in protein, amino acids, seaweed polysaccharides, vitamin B1, C, D, nicotinic acid, carotene, riboflavin, mannitol, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, cellulose and alginic acid, could be a balance Na intake is excessive, but also prevention and treatment of thyroid dysfunction, hypertension and arteriosclerosis, the role of preventing the blood acidification.

Recipe: Kelp and Pork Rib Soup

Kelp and Pork Rib Soup

Kelp and Pork Rib Soup

Taste: Tastily salty.

Features: The soup is clear and tasty while the kelp and meat are soft.

Ingredients for Kelp and Pork Rib Soup:

250 grams (5/9 lb.) pork ribs
100 grams (2/9 lb.) dried kelp
10 grams (1/3 oz) ginger
10 grams (1/3 oz) scallions
10 grams (2 tsp.) cooking wine
5 grams (5/6 tsp.) salt
2 grams (1/2 tsp) MSG

Directions to cook Kelp and Pork Rib Soup:

1, Wash the pork ribs clean and cut the meat into squares of about 3 cm (a little under 1 inch) on each side. Soak the kelp in water and then wash it clean. Quick boil the kelp and then cut it into thin shreds. Rinse the shreds and put them aside.

2, Add 3,000 grams (6 cups) of water in the pot, add the pork squares and bring to a boiling point. Skim the blood foam off the surface the liquid, add the scallions, ginger, cooking wine, shredded kelp and simmer for about 3 hours. Add the salt and MSG and simmer for an additional 5 minuters before serving.

3, Enjoy this delicious and nutritious Kelp and Pork Rib Soup.

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