A simple yet delicious Chinese soup. This dish takes a little time to cook, but the results are really worth it. Pork spare ribs are simmered with scallops and lotus roots.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 40 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place dried scallops in a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak until softened, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and cut into small pieces.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pork spare ribs; cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Combine scallops, spare ribs, and lotus roots in a pot. Add three times the volume of water; bring to a boil. Cook at a boil for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, adding more water if needed, until lotus roots are soft and water is reduced by a third, 2 to 3 hours. Stir and season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 17.8g 36% DV; carbohydrates 15.1g 5% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 62.8mg 21% DV; sodium 147.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition