Pig's feet, cleaned and cut up, 2-3 pounds
Ginger, thumb sized piece
Garlic, 3 cloves
Hot pepper, slices
Onion, large, sliced
Lime, one large or two small, juice
Salt, teaspoon or to taste
Cucumber, 2-3 sliced
Boil the pieces in water to cover. When water is bubbling, remove from heat, drain away water and froth, cool and clean by cutting away fat and hairy pieces.
Put pork pieces into a pressure cooker with water to cover. Add slices of ginger. Cover, and cook under high pressure for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool. When you can open the pot, add salt, garlic, and a couple slices hot pepper. Bring to the boil again making sure you have enough liquid to just cover the meat. When bubbling, add sliced onion. Remove from heat and allow to cook. Add lime juice and fresh cucumber when the soup is warm. Serve warm or cold with crusty French bread. Serve three or four pieces of pork in a bowl with the soup, garnished with onion rings and cucumber slices.
(For the photo here, not much soup was put into the bowl to allow you to see the pork parts.)
|Bony pieces cooked til tender and "soused" with lime juice, onions and cucumber|