Wednesday, June 22, 2005

recipe is: Braised Mushrooms


20 shiitake mushrooms (if using dried ones, soak for 2 hours first)

40 gms of inoki mushrooms

4 cloves of garlic, peeled and lightly crushed

4 cm knob of ginger, skinned and lightly crushed

2 tablespoon of oyster sauce/vegetarian oyster sauce

3 tablespoon of chinese cooking wine

1 teaspoon of concentrated chicken stock (0ptional)

1 tablespoon of light soya sauce

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoon of sugar

300 ml of water/vegetable broth

3 tablespoon of cooking oil


heat the oil in a saucepan, turn down the heat and gently fry the garlic and ginger for 3 minutes

take the saucepan off the heat and add the shiitake mushrooms, stir with a spoon to evenly coat in the oil

return to heat and add the 300 ml of water, turn up the heat and bring to a boil.

add the oyster sauce, sugar, chicken stock and light soya sauce and turn the heat down to a simmer

simmer for 45 minutes, topping up with water, adding to just cover mushrooms

add the inoki mushrooms and salt, simmer for another 10 minutes

serve with white rice...yum

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