Green Papaya and Snow Ear Soup (木瓜雪耳湯)
- 2lb pork back ribs (Just for my own reference, it was $2.49/lb)
- 1/2 green papaya (or 1lb), chopped into large pieces
- 1-2 dried snow ear, soaked 15min (the better the quality, the longer, even up to 30min)
- Handful of apricot kernels
- 2 small dried red dates
- Salt, to taste
- Bring a big pot of water to a boil (enough to cover the ribs). Blanch the pork back ribs for 3min then rinse.
- Rinse the snow ear, apricot kernels, and dried dates.
- Add everything into the pressure cooker and fill it with water to almost the max.
- Turn on the pressure cooker to the “soup” setting and add time (to 40min).
- When it’s done and the pressure has been released, filter the oil and add salt to taste.
- As opposed to the orange papayas we usually see, green papaya is for use in soups.
- This soup is good for soothing the lungs.