Chicken Feet Peanut Soup 雞腳花生湯

Chicken Feet Peanut Soup
Chicken Feet1©BondingTool
Raw Peanuts4©BondingTool
Lotus Roots1©BondingTool
Chicken Feet Peanut  4©BondingTool
Chicken Feet Peanut Soup2©BondingTool
Chicken Feet Peanut Dried Octopus Soup2©BondingTool
Chicken Feet Peanut Lotus Roots Soup2©BondingTool

Total cooking time: 2 hours
10 pairs Chicken Feet (wash well and scald in boiling water for 5 minutes).
500g – 1kg Pork Bones (depends on how rich a broth you like).
150g – 250g Raw Peanuts (soak in water for 2 hours, discard soaking water and rinse).
3pcs Dried Octopus (optional, rinse really well).
1 whole bulb Garlic (bashed lightly with or without skin).
1 slice Ginger (Old Ginger Root).
8 pcs Red Dates (pitted).
Salt (1 teaspoon during simmering and more according to taste after soup is done).
Water, enough to cover all the ingredients.

Goji Berries (1 tablespoon)
*Lotus Roots (optional, amount up to you)

1. Put everything in stockpot except for the Lotus Roots and Goji Berries.
2. Pour enough boiling hot water to cover all the ingredients, cover and simmer for 1½ hours on low heat.
3. Stir and remove broth scum when necessary.
*In Melbourne, I could only get frozen lotus roots so the cooking time is shorter and that is why they are added during the final ½ hour.
The goji berries are also added about 15 minutes before the soup is cook to preserve its sweetness. Some goji berries can discolour the soup while others can break up too much release tiny seeds into the soup which may not be visually appealing.
Season with Salt or Light Soy Sauce and some ground White Pepper.
Have a little light soy for dipping the chicken feet when eating, if desired.
The viscosity of the soup has a hint of “gelatinous” feel.

We normally drink our soup half an hour before or 2 hours after dinner. I read it somewhere that the soup nutrients are better absorbed this way. I don’t know if there’s any scientific valuation but we’ve been doing this for decades so…

Happy cooking 🙂

4 Responses to “Chicken Feet Peanut Soup 雞腳花生湯”
  1. The Mouse says:

    Cutting off the first joint. Most important. Hee hee.

  2. bondingtool says:

    Where’s the first joint? I usually bought them already cleaned except for the claws. Don’t know why they keep the nails intact as if anyone would eat that (shudders…) 🙂

  3. Mia says:

    This is great!! I’m going to try to make this! 😀

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