Monday, February 9, 2009

Almond & Pear

Recently my dear son been coughing quite frequently, so these couple of days brew some almond & pear soup for him. Under chinese medicine context, sweet almond (南杏仁), bitter almond (北杏仁) & chinese pears can relieve cough & reduce phelgm.

Pear & Carrot Soup
  • 2 chinese pears
  • 230gm carrots
  • 38gm sweet almonds
  • 12gm bitter almonds
  • 1/2 pc dried tangerine peel
  • 4 sweetened dates
  • 4 dried figs
  • 10 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • Peel & cored pears. Peel carrots. Cut into chunks.
  • Wash the rest of the ingredients. Place all ingredient in a pot of water and bring to boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Add salt to taste.

  • 2 chinese pears
  • 38gm sweet almonds
  • 4gm bitter almonds
  • 4 cups water
  • honey to serve
  1. Soak almonds in hot water for 1/2 hour. Drain. Blend with 1 cup water until smooth. Strain well. Repeat process with another cup of water.
  2. Peel & remove core from pears. Slice.
  3. Place 2 cups almond liquid, pears and balance 2 cups water in a pot. Cover and steam for 2 hours. Stir in honey & serve.

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