Pork & Watercress Soup

This recipe was created while craving the traditional Salt Meat Watercress Soup; but wanting something prepared in a shorter time. A meal in itself; served with bowls of steamed rice.



Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
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Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 75 minutes | Ready In: 90 minutes
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1 lb. boneless pork, cubed

2 tsp. vegetable oil

10 c. water, as needed

4 quarter size pieces ginger, crushed

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 piece chung choi (salted turnip), coarsely chopped

1 bunch watercress; 1 ½-inch pieces, stems and leaves separated

6 shiitake mushrooms, soaked, stems removed, quartered


2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. brown sugar

2 TB Aloha shoyu

½ tsp. white pepper

Cooking Process:

In a mixing bowl; combine marinade ingredients. Marinate pork 15 minutes. In a large saucepot; brown pork in oil. Cover with water. Add ginger, garlic and chung choi. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes. Add watercress stems. Simmer an additional 30 minutes. Add shiitake mushrooms and watercress leaves. Mix until watercress leaves wilt. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

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