Chinese Dried Fig, Apple and Almond Soup

“One of my favorites.”
READY IN:
3hrs 20mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup chinese almonds (nom hung)
  • 4 -5 chinese almonds (buck hung)
  • 3 medium Red Delicious apples, unpeeled
  • 8 ounces pork loin, well trimmed
  • 10 chinese dried figs, rinsed

Directions

  1. Rinse almonds in several changes of cold water. Soak almonds in 1/2 cup cold water overnight to soften almonds.
  2. Core apples and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges.
  3. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Add pork and return to a boil, skimming any scum that forms. Add the apple wedges, dried figs, almonds and their soaking water.
  4. Return to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 3 hours.
  5. Serve piping hot (no more than 1 1/2 cups per person).

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