Bowl of Purple Yam Soup with Pork
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Purple Yam Soup with Pork
Vietnam
  -   Canh Khoai Mó
Makes
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
6 cups  
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1 hr  
Yes
A startlingly good soup, flavorful and substantial. This recipe can serve 6 soup courses or a dinner for 3 with a little rice on the side. It reheats well, but the garnish should be added at serving time - and don't skip the garnish.



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Pork, Ground
-- Marinade
Salt
Pepper, black
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Purple Yam (1
Red Onion
Oil
Water
Fish Sauce (2)
Magi Seasoning (3)  
-- Garnish
Scallions
Parsley
Prep   -   (20 min)
  1. Massage PORK with Salt and Pepper. Let rest while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Peel YAMS. Slice about 1/4 inch thick and cut into about 1/4 inch dice.
  3. Chop RED ONION small
  4. Chop SCALLIONS and PARSLEY small for Garnish. Mix.
Run   -   (40 min)
  1. In a sauce pan or coverable wok, heat Oil. Stir in Red Onion and fry stirring until softened. Stir in Pork and fry stirring until it has completely lost its raw color and any exuded liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in Water and bring to a boil. Stir in Purple Yam, return to a boil, cover and simmer until Yam is soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in Fish Sauce and Magi Seasoning. Bring back to a simmer, then take off heat.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with Scallion mix (don't skip the garnish).
NOTES:
  1. Purple Yam:   [Violet Yam] These are true yams, and are available in many Asian markets, particularly Philippine. For details see our Morning Glory / Yam page.
  2. Fish Sauce:   This clear liquid is as essential to Southeast Asian cuisine as it was to Imperial Rome. If you are unfamiliar with it, see our Fish Sauce - Introduction page.
  3. Magi Seasoning:   This bottled seasoning is very popular in many parts of the world, and particularly in Southeast Asia and other tropical regions where it's difficult to keep soup stocks on hand. For details see our Magi Seasoning page.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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