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Chunky Pork Chop and Leafy Green Soup


Chue’s Farm.

Serves 5


3 pounds bone-in pork chops
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 quarts water
1 stick lemongrass
4-5 slices of fresh ginger
1 bunch mustard greens
1 bunch bok choy or Shanghai bok choy (baby bok choy)


  1. Slice pork chop into chunks (½ inch) with the bone and throw them into a hot pot with olive oil and garlic. Sauté the pork until it starts to brown. Add 2 quarts water into pot.

  2. Pound the stick of lemongrass and make a small knot with it. Add the lemongrass to the pot. Add the ginger. Season to taste with salt. Let the meat cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the meat is cooking wash the greens thoroughly. Chop off the ends, then chop mustard greens and bok choy in 2-inch wide chunks. Add greens to the pot with meat. Soup is ready when greens are slightly tender.



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