Shiitake & Lotus Nut Soup - Un-cooked Herbs + pack
Our Little China Soup Blends are a complete meal in themselves. The ingredients are Chinese Medicine-Grade Herbs which are nutritious, edible and good tasting.
Our Soup Blends will serve 2 very generously. Why not save the leftovers for one of your next day meals?
By using our Little China Soup Blends, you will create a nutrient rich and supercharged soup or broth. Read More ...
What bony meats can I use?
The addition of bony meats will enhance the flavour during the cooking process. In particular, extracting the essence from the bones and marrow.
- Red meats - osso buco, beef bones/ribs, chorizo sausages
- White meats - chicken wings, chicken drumsticks, whole free range chicken, pork bones, pork ribs, pork sausages
- Seafood - fish, prawns, scallops
Cooking The Soup
What vegetables can I use?
- Root vegetables can be added at the beginning or during the cooking process.
Suggestions - carrot, daikon, kumera, pumpkin, parsnip, potato
- Green vegetables are best to add towards the end of the cooking process
Suggestions - bok choy, wombok(Chinese cabbage), spinach, kale, broccoli, zucchini, bean shoots, peas, beans
What else can I add?
- Silken tofu can be added towards the end of the cooking process
- Rice vermicelli or similar noodles
Delicious - Ready To Eat
- Fill a large pot or stockpot with 1.5 litres of water
- Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- Bring the water to boil
- Add all the contents of The Little China Soup Blend and the chosen meat (optional)
- If no meat is being added, a vegetable stock cube can be used
- Bring contents of the pot to boiling point again
- Root vegetables can be added now
- Simmer for 50-60 minutes
- Leafy greens can be added in the last 5 minutes of the cooking process
Your Little Soup Blend is now ready to serve. Enjoy the delicious soup - a wonderful nourishing taste as well as being so good for your health and well-being!
- Deidre has a degree in Mathematics and Psychology as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine specialising in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism. She has a particular interest in the use of Herbs with food.