Pork Leg Soup
Pork Leg Soup
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This is a non spicy Thai soup with just 3 ingredients. It is purposely made non spicy.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Pork Leg Soup
Yum
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This is a non spicy Thai soup with just 3 ingredients. It is purposely made non spicy.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. A pork leg is basically a ham hock, these are large but inexpensive. Also called pork side leg. The tape measure is in view to show the size of these, and the tape measure in inches. These are cut through the bone in 4 places when you buy them.
  2. Once you get the pork leg home, all you have to do is cut it the rest of the way through and the pork is ready.
  3. Heat a large pot of water and add the onion and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the pork. Bring to another boil then reduce to a medium simmer and let the pork cook through, it will be fall off the bone tender when it is cooked, about 40 minutes to an hour. Use a ladle and skim off the foam at the beginning, then the broth will clear up.
  4. While the pork is cooking, pull the leaves from the thick stems, small stems remain, it actually goes quickly.
  5. Once the pork is tender, add the Tamarind leaves and simmer until they are wilted. Serve with a bowl of rice on the side.
Recipe Notes

The pork leg in the first photo is 1 1/2 kilos and cost 120 Baht. For an easy 8 servings, this is 45 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of my wife, Rrayada Thayer.
Thailand.

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