Asian Pork Broth
Don't have any pork spare ribs handy? Substitute pork chops and still ensure a tasty broth.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 8–10 cups
- 2 pounds pork spare ribs
- 3 leeks
- 12 cups cold water
- 1 bunch celery, chopped
- 8 black peppercorns
- 1-inch piece ginger root
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
Separate the spare ribs. Chop the leeks coarsely (white and light green parts only).
In a soup pot combine the pork, leeks and, water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; cook for 1¾ hours, skimming off the impurities and the fat regularly.
Add the peppercorns, unpeeled ginger root, and soy sauce. Simmer for ½ hour. Discard all solids.
Strain the broth thoroughly. Use some; freeze some. (Before freezing or refrigerating the broth, cool it to room temperature by immersing the pot in a bath of cold water.)