Pork Shank Soup with Apple and Pear

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Pork Shank Soup with Apple and Pear
Sabrina MOK - Accredited Practising Dietitian (Australia), Member of HKDA, said "Pork shank, as an ingredient, contains less fat than pork bones and is thus a healthier ingredient. Apples and pears contain dietary fibre that helps to promote bowel health."
Ingredients (Serve 4):
Pork shank4 taels
Dried fig3 slices
Loquat leaves3
Apricot kernels,sweet and bitter10
Water450 mL
Apple3 slices
Salt1/5 teaspoon
Sugar1/4 teaspoon
Cooking Method:
1.Blanch the pork shank. Remove grease. Put it back into water and simmer for 2.5 hours with the dried fig, loquat leaves and apricot kernels.
2.Core the pear and apple. Put them into the pork shank soup and simmer for another 45 minutes.
3.Add salt and sugar to taste.
Using indirect nutrient analysis base on calculation causes a great variation when estimating the energy and nutrient content of soup, therefore, such information cannot be provided.
This recipe is provided by Telford Recreation Club.
Extract from CookSmart, Issue 16