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Papa's Island Pig Feet Soup With Wild Mountain Mushrooms, Mustard Cabbage, Peanuts And Ginger

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 pounds pigís feet, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 8 star anise
  • 3/4 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped mustard cabbage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a large saucepan, combine the pig's feet, chicken stock, onions, celery, garlic, and star anise. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, covered and cook for 1 1/2 hours, skimming the surface occasionally. Add the peanuts, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the star anise from the soup. Stir in the mushrooms, cabbage, and ginger. Simmer for 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into a bowl and serve.