|1 pounds||Short ribs of beef|
|1 pounds||Fresh lotus root|
|6||Chinese red dates|
|1 tablespoon||Soy sauce|
1. Chop beef ribs in 11/2-inch sections. Peel lotus root; cut in ¼-inch slices.
2. Place beef and lotus root in a saucepan with red dates and cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat at once, skim surface to clear, then simmer, covered, 45 minutes.
3. Stir in soy sauce and salt. Simmer another minute.
VARIATION: Add with beef, etc., any or all of the following: 1 leek stalk, cut in sections; 2 slices fresh ginger root; 1 piece dried tangerine peel (soaked).
From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .
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