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Lemon grass and onion soup ~ Confinement ( 坐月) food (柠檬草和洋葱汤)


Today, I'm going to share with you a soup, suitable for confinement (坐月) mothers.  Postpartum confinement is practised by the Chinese and other East Asians for mothers to recover their health after giving birth.  Lemon grass is beneficial to new mothers who are breastfeeding as it helps to increase milk production.  I'm no expert in this field but I had the opportunity to pick up a few recipes of confinement food and I will post them up from time to time.




Lemon grass and onion soup  柠檬草和洋葱汤
Ingredients
  • 5 stalks of lemon grass, crushed
  • 5 whole onions, smashed
  • 2.5 lt water
  • 900 gm pork shoulder and bones
  • 1/2 tap peppercorns, smashed
  • seasalt to taste
Method
  1. Blanch the pork bones in hot water, drain and rinse with tap water, set aside.
  2. Bring to the boil, 2.5 lt of water and once boiling, add in the lemon grass, onions, peppercorns and pork bones.
  3. Let it simmer till the meat is tender and add seasalt to taste.
  4. Serve hot.


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