Shake Off Winter With This Delicious Soup Recipe

This nourishing soup will help you shake off winter. (Image  Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)
This nourishing soup will help you shake off winter. (Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Winter is fading away. At this time of the year, the liver needs protecting, internal yang energy needs nourishing, and heat accumulated in the spleen and stomach should be cleared out. This particular duck soup will do just that. Tonic, nourishing and mild, it is a perfect dish for early March.

Lotus seeds, fried Job’s tears seeds, and Chinese yam aids the spleen; dried tangerine peel regulates gastrointestinal movements; ginger promotes the movement of yang. Duck meat is cool in nature, according to traditional Chinese medicine, and sweet, so it can balance deficiencies and clear heat.

Ingredients:

  • 6g dried tangerine peel or mandarin orange peel
  • 30g lotus seeds
  • 30g seeds of Job’s tears
  • 12g Chinese yam
  • 10g ginger
  • 250g duck meat
  • Salt to taste
(Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, these ingredients make a perfect dish for early March. (Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Rinse and core lotus seeds, dip Chinese yam in water, rinse dried tangerine or mandarin peel and ginger, fry Job’s tears seeds in a wok until they turn yellow.

Duck meat can clear heat accumulated in the organs over the winter months. (Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Duck meat can clear heat accumulated in the organs over the winter months. (Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Rinse and cut duck meat, blanch in boiling water and skim foam, remove from water.

Nourishing duck soup is perfect for March. (Image Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Nourishing duck soup is perfect for March. (Image: Courtesy of Taste of Life/ Hsuyi Shih)

Place all ingredients in a soup pot and add water. Put the pot on high heat until water boils, simmer 2 hours. Season with salt.

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