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Sparerib Soup with Watercress and Dried Figs

Soups and Congees

Sparerib Soup with Watercress and Dried Figs
1 pound watercress
1 Tablespoon coarse salt
6 dried white figs
4 teaspoons sweet almonds
4 teaspoons bitter almonds
1 pound spareribs
4 slices fresh ginger
salt to taste
1. Rinse the watercress and soak it in two quarts of water mixed with the salt for one hour, then rinse well under running water, and set aside.
2. Rinse the spare ribs, then pour two quarts of boiling water over them.
3. Bring three quarts of water to the boil, add all the ingredients and cook just below the boiling point for twenty minutes, then reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for two more hours. Remove all bones, add salt as needed, and serve.

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