Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms

Both mushroom and broccoli are my son Lucas's favourite.


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After he tasted this dish, he asked me why this mushroom is so crunchy and nice !

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So if you would like to find out why it tasted crunchy, do try out this recipe.

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms
(printable recipe)

Ingredients
20 Chinese dried shiitake mushrooms
2 sliced young gingers

Seasoning
2tbsp sesame oil
1tbsp oyster sauce
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tsp Chinese rice wine
¼ tsp salt or to taste
½ tsp sugar

400ml water, or adjust accordingly

Broccoli, add a pinch of salt and a few drops of oil to a pot of boiling water and blanch the broccoli for less than 1minute.

1. Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in water for several hours or until soft, wash thoroughly till water running clear.
2. Heat sesame oil in a wok over medium flame, add in ginger and stir fry till fragrant.
3. Add in water and allow to boil.
4. Add in mushrooms and season with oyster sauce and light soy sauce.
5. Cover and simmer over low flame for about an hour or until gravy is thicken.
6. Last seasoning with salt and sugar, then add in rice wine, and adjust the taste accordingly.
7. Remove mushrooms and arrange on a serving plate, pour gravy over the mushrooms.
8. Garnish with cooked broccoli.

**you may replaced broccoli with other type of vegetables .

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Happy Cooking !!



48 comments:

Suhaina said...

ooohhhh.looks very very tempting. I love shitake in any form.How many hrs do u need to soak it? How long will it take to cook.Can u tell me the exact time. I have eaten outside for parties but never cooked home.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Suhaina, i soaked for about 4-5hours, usually when I want to cook dried mushrooms for dinner, I will start to soak from morning till evening.
Happy trying!

Suhaina said...

Thanks dear for the quick reply.Now I can try this too.Love broccoli and mushrooms very much.

3 hungry tummies said...

He is a good and easy child ;) I disliked both til I was much older haha.
Looks fantastic!

Bo said...

I hated most vegetables except potatoes when I was a kid...your so is so good to eat his vegetables....this sounds great...I will have to try it.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks! I think this dish goes down well with many people. I like to order this when opting for vegetarian and something simple.

Blessed Homemaker said...

I love broccoli and mushrooms!!

Padhu said...

Looks so colorful and lovely!!

Yee Er said...

wow. one of my favorite dish. It looks so yummy.

MaryMoh said...

Wow...just like what I see in restaurants....beautiful and delicious.

WyYv said...

Although my favorite isn't mushroom nor broccoli but it definitely looks good here :)

~ 仪仪妈咪 ~ said...

^_^ , i like broccoli very much !!!

My Little Things Corner said...

good, both of it we love it, will try soon, thanks sonia...(*v*)

kitchen queen said...

lovely and mouth watering and healhy dish.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Yummy... add some 豆包 to soak up all the yummy gravy... then will be extra yummy to go with rice

Jane Chew said...

my favourite too! Looks yummy.

Kitchen Corner said...

wow!!! this is like one of the wedding dinner dishes. Delicious!

divya said...

looks so colorful and soo tempting.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Really mouthwatering. Lovely presentation too!

Pete said...

This is one of my favourite dish whenever they serve it at wedding dinners!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Me also like mushrooms...

cikmanggis said...

my son loves broccoli but minus mushrooms and I like both:)

Bakericious said...

i love mushrooms, this is my favourite dish

J.O said...

西兰花和香菇也是我的最爱
这个我想试一试~

ICook4Fun said...

I love how your present this dish. My mom will cook this dish for us only during festive season. Sometimes she will add a bit of abalone to it.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Shiitake mushrooms are amazing. Love broccoli as well. Fantastic dish. Cheers!

Shandy said...

What a delicious veggie dish! I have very little experience working with dried mushrooms but these rehydrated beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

Cheah said...

This looks like it's served in a restaurant! Great pictures, Sonia.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love this dish too. But my elder girl won't eat mushroom. :(

Gulmohar said...

OMG..that looks too good..never made shitake at home..

Bakeling said...

I can just take this with a plate of rice, that's enough for the meal !

Food For Tots said...

A healthy and delicious looking dish! It goes well with a bowl of rice. Yum! Yum!

Barbara said...

Marvelous recipe and aren't you lucky your son liked broccoli?? Mine did not.
The mushrooms all by themselves would make me a happy person! With noodles. Or rice. YUM

noobcook said...

This is so healthy and yummy! Love the gravy sauce.

苏联妈妈 said...

hmmmm...简单又健康的一道菜。我喜欢!

Yummy Koh said...

I also like broccoli and mushrooms. Will book mark this. Your presentation looks like those offered in restaurants.

mimid3vils said...

Lucas is a good boy who like veggie ~~ I hope my little Sam will like veggie too :)

tigerfish said...

The mushrooms must be so juicy....yummy.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, do try out this healthy, crunchy, juicy and nice Chinese dish. Thanks for stopping by.

Rita said...

Will definitely be making this! Thx for sharing.
:-)

Shandy said...

Thank you for the comment on my German Apple cake Sonia. My family LOVES it =0) . . . Happy cooking my friend, Shandy

Colin Woon said...

This is a common dish in our house. Gotta love Shiitake mushrooms!

Jeannie said...

Looks yummy! the brocolli look so fresh! Gorgeous pic!

Mary said...

These look beautiful and I'm sure they are delicious to taste. I love mushrooms so this recipe struck a resonant chord. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

The shiitake with mushrooms look so delicious together!

Preety said...

love mushrooms and awesome recipe

PranisKitchen said...

i am grt fan of mushrooms..liked the braised mushroms n brocoli..very healthy one.
nice picture too..

Swee San said...

gonna try making this tonight~

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