Black beans or also known as black turtle beans have that dense and meaty texture that would blend in well with many dishes especially vegetarian dishes. Other than having an abundance of essential amino acids, Vitamin E, saponins, and other nutritional components, these beans have high quality protein, cholesterol lowering fiber and antioxidants for a healthier diet. Those health conscious people love them as it would help in keeping the skin healthy with its anti-aging properties. The CHINESE STYLE BLACK BEANS SOUP WITH PORK RIBS would also be ideal for those women during their pregnancy and confinement. Here’s the simple and healthy soup recipe just for anyone.
300g pork ribs
200g black beans (black turtle beans)
1 piece dried cuttlefish (about 30g – tentacles would be ideal)
8 red dates
3 cloves of garlic (remove the skin)
6 bowls water (about 2L)
Salt to taste
Sprinkle some salt onto the pork ribs. Rub well and wash them clean. Wash the black beans well to get rid of any existing dust. Drain both items dry.
Gas or Electric Stove:
Add in 6 bowls of water and black beans into a pot. Set fire to HIGH. When water boils, add in the pork ribs and the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about an hour or so on MEDIUM-LOW heat or until the beans are soft. Add in some salt to taste. Serve hot.
Add in 6 bowls of water, black beans and set to HIGH. When water boils, add in the pork ribs and the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 3-4 hours on LOW heat or until the beans are soft. Add in some salt to taste. Serve hot.
Bring the 6 bowls of water, black beans to boil on HIGH fire. Add in the pork ribs, the rest of the ingredients and close lid. When you hear the hissing sound from the pressure, bring fire to down to MEDIUM-LOW and cook for about 15 minutes. When the pressure is released about 5-10 minutes later, open lid, switch on your gas cooker and stir in some salt to taste. Serve hot.
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