2008/07/31

Borlotti beans (花豆)soup

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Every time when I go to the market, I cannot resist the temptation to take a few close-up looks at these beautiful borlotti/ cranberry beans. But I didn't buy any because I had no clue on how to cook it. Until recently, I discoverred that using them to boil soup is not only easy but so tasty as well. My son felt so much "in love" with the beans until he ate 80% of them from the soup!

Ingredients:
150g borlotti/ cranberry beans
200g pork loin
2 large candied dates (蜜枣)
1000ml water

Seasonings:
Salt to taste

Methods:
1. Blanch pork loin in boiling water for a short while. Dish and set aside.
2. Bring 1 liter water to boil. Put all ingredients inside. Bring the water to boiling again and switch to low fire.
3. Boil for 2 hours. Turn off the heat. Salt to taste and serve.

Other useful references:
马桥花豆
UKTV Food

2 comments:

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

So now you have discovered the yummy & delicious cranberry beans soup? I love it too.

FOOD FOR TOTS said...

I am really an "outdated" person, yeah? Hahaha...! Will try to cook it using western style next time.