Home Cooked Recipe

Credits: https://www.sohu.com/a/589231300_99965440

*translated from the above website for reference, adapt according to your needs. Do consult the Chinese medical hall for suitability or alternate herbs.

Recipe One: Longan, Chinese Yam, and Soft-shelled Turtle Soup

Step 1: Prepare soft-shelled turtle, lean meat, Chinese yam, longan, red dates, ginger, salt, and chicken essence.

Step 2: Process the soft-shelled turtle by washing and cut it into chunks. Cut the ginger into slices, the lean meat into strips, peel and slice the Chinese yam, and shell the longan, leaving the flesh.

Step 3: Prepare a stewing pot and add soft-shelled turtle, Chinese yam, longan, red dates, goji berries, and ginger.

Step 4: Add water to the pot and start simmering. After approximately 120 minutes, season with salt and chicken essence to taste.

Recipe Two: Clear Stewed Soft-shelled Turtle

Step 1: Prepare soft-shelled turtle, chicken, clear broth, cooking wine, salt, monosodium glutamate, scallions, ginger, garlic, peanut oil, sesame oil, and star anise.

Step 2: Clean and wash the soft-shelled turtle. Cut the chicken into chunks, and slice the scallions, ginger, and garlic. Prepare a pot, add water, and bring it to a boil.

Step 3: Place the soft-shelled turtle in the boiling water to blanch and then remove it to cut into pieces. Blanch the chicken in the same water.

Step 4: In a separate pot, heat peanut oil and stir-fry the scallions, ginger, garlic, and star anise until fragrant. Add clear broth and cooking wine.

Step 5: Add the soft-shelled turtle and chicken to the pot, simmer over medium heat for 50 minutes. Finally, turn up the heat, season with salt, monosodium glutamate, and sesame oil before serving.

Recipe Three: Cordyceps, Goji Berry, and Soft-shelled Turtle Soup

Step 1: Prepare cordyceps, goji berries, soft-shelled turtle, scallions, ginger, cooking wine, and salt.

Step 2: Cut the soft-shelled turtle into chunks, wash the prepared cordyceps, and slice the scallions and ginger.

Step 3: Heat a pot, add the soft-shelled turtle and water, then add cordyceps and goji berries. Finally, add salt, scallions, and cooking wine. Cook until boiling.