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Ribs & Seaweed Soup

My husband doesn’t like seaweed. But I think seaweed is really good for health. Yet, he doesn’t say no to seaweed soup. So I made this soup for him.

  1. Since I used dry seaweed, I soaked them in water till softened before I started cooking.
  2. In a deep pot, add in ribs and enough water. Bring to boil and skim the soup to remove all the dirt.
  3. Good soup takes long time. I put all the ribs in a slow cooker, with seaweed, corn, shiitake, red dates and some ginger slices.

Also pour in the water after boiling the ribs. Add more water if you want.

I cooked it for 2 hours. And just season with salt.


My husband loved it very much.


Red Wine Braised Beef

1. Cut beef into medium chunks.

2. In a piece of gauze, wrap in 1 tablespoon black pepper whole , 1 tbs ground black pepper, 1 tbs cloves, 1 tbs fennel and 2 cloves garlic. Wrap them up. Put into pot with beef.

3. Pour red wine into the pot covers all ingredients. Add 1 tbs balsamic vinegar and 1 tbs soy sauce.

4. Let beef soak in all ingredients for overnight.

5. Slow cook for 3 – 3.5 hrs.

Place the beef in the plate and pour reduced sauce over it.

Beef is very soft and tasty.