Watercress With Apricot Kernels and Red Dates
300g pork ribs
8 red dates, stoned
1 tbsp sweet apricot kernels
1 tbsp bitter apricot kernels
2 litres water
salt to taste
1. Discard roots of watercress and break off older stems from leaves. Soak in salt water for 20minutes. Wash and drain.
2. Blanch spare ribs in boiling water for 5 minutes. Wash and drain.
3. Bring 2 litres water to a boil, add in the blanched spare ribs, watercress stems and red dates and boil over low heat for 30-40 minutes. Discard the stems and skim off excess oil.
4. Add in the watercress leaves and simmer over low heat for another 30 minutes or till meat is tender. Add salt to taste.
Note: Apricot kernels good for respiratory problems.