There are various daylily flowers. They are beautiful, edible and
blossom mostly from May to August.
Among thousands of registered cultivars, we'll have a soup recipe here
for the yellow daylilies (golden needles in Chinese). For the health
benefits and other basic information of this yellow daylily, please
Pork Bone Daylilies
Pork soup bones -- 1 pound (if you'd like the soup to be thicker,
add more bones)
Daylilies -- 2 cups
Ginger -- 2 tablespoon, thickly cut
Water -- 8 cups
Sugar -- 1 tablespoon
Salt -- 1 tablespoon, or to taste
Clean the pork soup bones and put them into pressure cooker. Fill
the pressure cooker with water. Cover the lid and heat to a hiss for
Turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally. Or to
speed it up, put it under cold running water with the lid closed.
In the meantime, soak daylilies in water to soften them. Take the
stem ends away. Cut into small pieces.
When the pressure of the pressure cooker releases, uncover, turn
on the heat again, put in the ginger, sugar and daylilies to simmer
for 15 more minutes.
Add the salt. Make sure it's to your taste
Simmer a few more minutes. Here you go, delicious daylily soup.