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Offline Warren Dew

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Zhoukoudian soup
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:54:44 PM »
The lower Zhoukoudian cave was occupied by homo erectus around 700,000 years ago, and again by early modern humans in the late paleolithic, by which time the broad spectrum revolution had occurred and humans were likely using fruit, like the citrus found in Asia, and other vegetables to supplement their meat.  Spicy, sour soups like this one could have been made in leather pots using the heated rock method, but we'll use modern pots on the stove top.

Ingredients:

1 quart bone broth (see recipe linked below)
4 oz pork or other meat
1/2 cup bamboo shoot
1/2 cup mushrooms
2 lemons
white pepper
1 egg
2 scallions

While heating the bone broth to a simmer in a saucepan, slice pork and bamboo shoots into strips, about 1/8 inch by 1/4 inch by 2 inches, and slice mushrooms 1/8 inch think.  Cut lemons in half and squeeze out the juice.  Finely grind 1/4 teaspoon white pepper.

Put pork, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, lemon juice, and ground pepper into heated bone broth.  Allow to simmer about 5 minutes stirring occasionally, while beating eggs in a bowl and chopping scallions into 1/4 inch pieces.

After the 5 minutes of simmering, pour eggs in a thin stream into the soup and stir.  Serve promptly with scallions on top of each serving.  Diners may wish to add more pepper to taste.

Serves 3-6.  Recipe may be doubled or quadrupled.

My other recipes:
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/bone-broth-1921/
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/rib-roast/
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/pork-loin-roast-dinner-including-side-dishes/
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/single-pan-salmon-dinner/
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/apple-wafers/
http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/beef-neander/

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Re: Zhoukoudian soup
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 03:45:49 PM »
Wow, sounds great!  Thanks - will have to try this.