Day 44 – Cucumber soup with pork stuffing

Cucumber soup with pork stuffing

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Paste
2 Spur chillies, (bright colours)
3 Bird’s eye chillies
4 Garlic, cloves
1 Tsp White pepper corns
Preparation
300g Pork Mince
1 Glass noodles, packet.  Rehydrated
1 Tab Paste (above)
10 White radish pieces, course chopped pieces
4 Shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated, coursley chopped
1 Baby cucumber, quarters and seeds removed
1 Tab Soy sauce
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp White pepper powder
10 Cup Chicken stock
  1. Make the paste by putting white pepper corns in a mortar and pounding to dust
  2. Add garlic, and chillies and pound to a paste. Put to one side
  3. In a bowl mix together the pork, glass noodles and paste.  Massage the ingredients together and put to one side to marinade (30 minutes is plenty)
  4. Fill cucumber with pork mix and put to one side
  5. In a pot on high heat put the stock and bring to the boil
  6. Put in radish, filled cucumber, carrot, mushrooms in pot and reduce heat to low
  7. Skim the scum off the top of the top as the soup simmers
  8. After a few minutes add soy sauce, salt and white pepper
  9. Simmer for 15 minutes and serve

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