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Mutton and Sea Dragon Soup
|Mutton and Sea Dragon Soup|
1 and 1/2 pounds mutton, fat and veins removed, cut into six to eight pieces
3 to 4 seahorses, also commonly called Sea Dragons
2 pieces dang shen, soaked for one hour, then diced
2 pieces huang qi, soaked for one hour, then diced
40 goji berries
10 Chinese black dates, cut in half, pits discarded
10 dried longan
1 to 2 dried tangerine peel pieces, soaked until soft in one-quarter cup warm water, drained and then slivered
3 slices fresh ginger, slivered
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Put mutton into six cups of boiling water, then discard the water.
2. Bring four quarts of water to the boil, reduce the heat to simmer and immediately add the meat and all other ingredients. Allow this mixture to simmer for two hours.
3. Remove the mutton, tear it into shreds and return it to the pot, bring it back to the boil, pour into a soup tureen, and serve.