Potato, Tomato and Carrot Soup (ABC Soup)
Wishing all you Burning Kitchen fans a blessed New Year 2017! I hope that you all had a great Christmas season – I sure did! But much as I enjoyed all the Christmas festivities, feasting and catch-ups with friends and family, I’m actually really glad to be going back to my staple diet of simple Chinese home cooked fare and my Cantonese soups which I can’t live without!
Today I’ll be sharing the recipe for one of the easiest Cantonese soups – Potato, Tomato and Carrot Soup, popularly known as ABC soup, though I have no idea why its called by that name (if anyone knows or wants to speculate the answer, please share in the comments!) ABC Soup is fast, easy, and healthy (containing almost no oil) since my recipe uses lean meat instead of pork ribs. It only takes 45 minutes to get it from fridge to table, and it’s a great way to detox from all the Christmas over-indulgence!
Note: For Special Diets, please read the notes at the bottom for suggested modifications.
Potato, Tomato and Carrot Soup (ABC Soup)
Potato Carrot Soup (ABC Soup) is one of the fastest, easiest and healthiest Cantonese soups that you can prepare in just 45 minutes!
INGREDIENTS FOR (serves 6-7)
- Lean pork meat, 300 gm
- Potato, 2 medium sized
- Carrots, 2 medium sized
- Yellow onion, 1 small
- Tomatos, 2 medium sized
- Salt, a pinch (optional)
- Water, 2 litres
Marinade for pork
- Soya sauce, 1 tsp
- Cornflour, 1 tsp
- Salt, 1/4 tsp
- Oil, 2 tsp
PREPARATION FOR POTATO, TOMATO AND CARROT SOUP (ABC SOUP) (20 mins)
- Dice the pork meat, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and onions into 1.5 cm cubes
- Marinate the pork meat in the marinade ingredients (soya sauce, cornflour, salt, oil) for 15 minutes
COOKING METHOD FOR POTATO, TOMATO AND CARROT SOUP (ABC SOUP) (25 mins)
- Add the 2 litres of water to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add in the carrots, potatoes and onions.
- When it is boiling, turn the fire down to medium. Boil for 20 minutes until the carrots are soft.
- Add in the pork and boil for another 5 minutes. Make sure you stir in the pork and mix well, otherwise the pork pieces will clump together. Then turn off the fire so the pork will not be overcooked.
- Add salt (a pinch or to taste), and serve the ABC Soup!
TOP TIPS FOR POTATO, TOMATO AND CARROT SOUP (ABC SOUP)
- Don’t add too much potato, otherwise the ABC Soup will become starchy and cloudy.
- Make sure you add in the pork only at the last 5 minutes, and immediately turn off the fire. This will ensure your pork are just cooked through, and it will be moist and tender.
- More water can be added to the soup but it must be hot boiling water so that the temperature will not drop suddenly, affecting the cooking time.
- Baby/Toddler-Friendly: This soup is super healthy as there is very little oil and its full of vegetables, so it is great for babies and children. You can use the soup as a base for cooking porridge to make the porridge more tasty. You can mash up the potato and carrot, and shred up the pork to add to the porridge as well.
- Child-Friendly: You can serve the soup on its own, or serve over white rice. You can dice the ingredients into smaller sizes (1 cm) for younger children so that it is easier for them to self-feed.
- Egg-Free: No modifications needed.
- Fish-Free: No modifications needed.
- Gluten-Free: No modifications needed.
- Nut-Free: No modifications needed.
- Shellfish-Free: No modifications needed.
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