The spinach pork liver soup is a famous traditional Chinese dish. This soup has the function of blood nourishing, moistening, and smoothing intestines.
Pork liver is the liver of a pig. The liver is an important organ in the animal body to store nutrients and detoxify. It is rich in nutrients and is one of the most ideal blood tonifying products. It has the functions of tonifying liver and improving eyes, nourishing blood, nutrition, health care, and can be used for the treatment of blood deficiency and wilting, night blindness, red eyes, edema, beriberi, and other diseases.
Spinach has the functions of nourishing blood and hemostasis, benefiting the internal organs, promoting blood circulation, quenching thirst and intestines, nourishing yin and calming the liver, and assisting digestion. It is used to treat high blood pressure, headache, dizziness, wind, and fire red eyes, diabetes, constipation, and other diseases. Paired with eye-catching pork liver, the taste is delicious and nutritious.
So this soup includes the benifits of pork live and spinach. If you love to eat pork live, it can be a great choice to cook it at home. If you prefer to watch the video guide, you can watch the youtube video for this recipe below.
How To Make Pork Liver Soup
Step 1: Wash Pork Liver
Firstly, wash 150g pork liver with some water. If you like to eat pork liver, you can add more. Or if you dislike it, you can use less pork liver.
Step 2: Cut Pork Liver And Clean Meat Smell
Now we should cut the pork liver into 3mm thin slices with a knife. Then add 1/2 tablespoon salt into the pork liver and grab it about twenty times. We can add more salt if the liver still has a more meat smell. It can help us to clean the meat smell. Then use water to wash the pork liver. Drain and save it for later.
Step 3: Marinate Pork Liver
Next, we should marinate pork liver. Add 1/2 tablespoon corn starch to marinate the pork liver for 10 minutes. It can help the pork liver to keep fresh and tender.
Step 4: Wash Spinach
When the pork liver is marinating, we can wash 250g of spinach for later use.
Step 4: Blanch Pork Liver
After 10 minutes, add some water and 5 slices of ginger into the pan. Cook the water to boil and then add the pork liver to blanch. After the pork liver turns white, drain and save it for later.
Step 4: Blanch Spinach
After blanching pork liver, we should blanch spinach. Firstly, add some water into the pan and cook it to boil. Then add the spinach to blanch. After the spinach become cooked, then drain and save it for later.
Step 5: Cook Pork Liver Soup
Now we can cook pork liver soup. Pour 1 l of water into the pan. Then add 2 slices of ginger, 1/4 teaspoon light soy sauce, pork liver into the pan. Cook it for 1 minute.
Then the nutritious pork liver soup is fine. Not only the soup is very delicious but the liver is also tender and smooth. In addition, the spinach is appetizing. Just enjoy it.
FAQ About This Recipe
How Long Does It Take To Boil Pork Liver?
It depends on how thin the liver was cut. If you cut it like our video, you only cook it for 10 minutes. But we highly recommend you blanch it before you cook. If you blanch it, you just need to cook it for 5 minutes.
How Do You Make Pork Liver Tender?
We should notice 3 things if we want to make pork liver tender. Firstly, we should cut pork liver into slices. At this time, we should pay attention to not cut it into thin slices. Too thin can lead to accelerated dehydration and aging of the liver. Our experience is that it can be cut into about 3mm slices.
Second, corn starch contains plant protease which can decompose the protein of animal food materials, destroy tissue fibers, and make food materials easier to cook. If the food is wrapped by the corn starch is wrapped in the food, the corn starch will quickly gelatinize and form a starch paste to wrap the food which can prevent the water loss of the food.
Third, reduce cooking time when cook pork liver. The pork liver doesn’t need more time to cook which which has different from the pork ribs. Cook it for few minutes will be better if you blanch it before.
How Many Calories In Pork Liver?
The pork liver belongs to the high-calorie food. Every 100 grams of pork liver contains 130 calories of heat. In addition to calories, pork liver also contains a large number of nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium ions, iron ions, copper ions, zinc ions, and other nutrients. Appropriate consumption of some pork liver can effectively absorb the nutritional value of the liver. It can play the role of clear the liver, clear the eyes, nourish the mind and calm the mind. It also can effectively improve iron deficiency anemia, and can improve insomnia symptoms.
How Do I Know If My Pork Liver Is Cooked?
You can judge it by its color. If its color turns white, it means that pork liver is cooked. But we highly recommend cooking it for 10 minutes. It will depend on how thin the liver was cut. You can see the detail in our youtube video.
That’s our pig liver soup today. This Chinese liver soup is very easy to make if you follow our guide. If you have any problem with this pork liver soup recipe, please let your comment below. If you want to learn more about Chinese soup, you can enjoy this pork ribs soup.
Spinach And Pork Liver Soup
- wash 150g pork liver with some water.
- Now we should cut the pork liver into 3mm thin slices with a knife. Then add 1/2 tablespoon salt into the pork liver and grab it about twenty times.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon corn starch to marinate the pork liver for 10 minutes.
- When the pork liver is marinating, we can wash 250g spinach for later use.
- After 10 minutes, add some water and 5 slices of ginger into the pan. Cook the water to boil and then add the pork liver to blanch. After the pork liver turns white, drain and save it for later.
- After blanching pork liver, we should blanch spinach. Firstly, add some water into the pan and cook it to boil. Then add the spinach to blanch. After the spinach become cooked, then drain and save it for later.
- Now we can cook pork liver soup. Pour 1 L water into the pan. Then add 2 slices of ginger, 1/4 teaspoon light soy sauce, pork liver into the pan. Cook it for 1 minute.
- After 1 minute, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon lard oil, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper into the pan. Then add the spinach and cook it for 2 minutes.