Category Archives: mushroom

Pan Fried Mini King Oyster Mushroom

Because My mini king oyster mushrooms are not in unified size, so I cut the bigger ones into halves. You can also use normal king oyster mushrooms, just cut them into slices before cooking.

  1. Heat a pan, add in 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Arrange mushrooms in the pan in single layer. When the down side turns golden brown, flip them over.If you want to add more flavor, you can add in some chopped garlic and butter.
  3. When the other side also turns brown. Fry each side for another 2 or 3 mins with low heat.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.

And done!

Chicken and Mushroom Stew

This is a typical dish of Northern China cuisine. 2 secret ingredients are dried mushroom and sweet potato glass noodles.

I brought them here from my hometown when last time I went back.

This type of sweet potato glass noodles need to be soaked in water for hours to get softened. Also wash mushroom many times and soak them before cooking.

  1. In a pot, add in chicken cutlet. And pour in enough water. Bring to boil and keep boiling for 5 mins.
  2. Rinse chicken in water and remove all the dirt.
  3. Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Fry chicken till slightly golden brown.
  4. Add in ginger slices, green onion slices and dried chili. Stir fry till aromatic.
  5. Add in other spices: star anise, bay leaf, and cinnamon. Stir fry till aromatic.
  6. Drizzle in 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce and also add in 1/2 tbsp sugar.
  7. Add in enough hot water covers all ingredient.
  8. Spread glass noodles over the top. (because my glass noodles really need a long time to be fully cooked). Lid on and simmer with low heat for 15 mins.
  9. Add in mushroom. Simmer for another 20 mins.

Stir occasionally and reduce the sauce with high heat.

Braised Abalone with Mushrooms

It’s a nice choice for Chinese New Year.

  1. Prepare abalones, wash them clean and dry with kitchen towel. Soak Chinese shiitake mushrooms in water (the dry type). Then remove the stem. Keep the mushroom water. Except shiitake mushroom, I also use another kind of mushroom. But only shiitake also works.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tsp oil. Sear 1 small chunk of pork belly. When the pork belly turns a bit golden brown. Add in 2 chopped garlic cloves. Stir fry till aromatic.
  3. Add in all the mushrooms. Fry a bit.
  4. 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, and 1 tbsp oyster sauce. Mix evenly with mushroom.
  5. Pour in mushroom water, about 1/2 1 cup and 1/2 cup stock. bring to boil with high heat.
  6. Transfer everything into pressure cooker. Also add in abalones.
  7. Cook 20 mins under high pressure.
  8. Cut broccoli into small chunks. Blanch in water for 3 mins.
  9. Arrange broccoli in the plate.
  10. Place abalone and mushrooms in the center.
  11. Pour the sauce into a sauce pan. Add in 1 tbsp sugar. heat it and stir.
  12. Add in starch water to thicken the sauce.
  13. Drizzle sauce over the abalones and mushrooms.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce Chicken Breast

  1. Prepare 2 chicken breasts. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over both side.
  2. Heat a pan. Drop in 3 tbsp butter.
  3. When butter melts, add chicken breast in. Fry for about 3 mins or till golden brown color. Then flip over and fry the other side till golden brown.
  4. Turn to low heat. Cover the lid. about 3 mins for each side.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop butter and pour over the chicken for several times.
  6. Set chicken in a plate.

  1. Use the same pan to fry mushroom with the rest butter.
  2. Deglaze with 1/2 cup red wine. Boil for a while to let the alcohol evaporate.
  3. Add in 200g cream, and blend well.
  4. Add the chicken back into the pan. Simmer with low heat to reduce the sauce.
  5. A little mixed herbs will add more flavor.

 

Braised Pork with Shiitake Mushroom

  1. Cut pork into very tine cubes. Cut shiitake into small pieces.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Add in pork and stir fry till no more pinkish.
  3. Add in a little ginger shreds. toss a bit.
  4. Add in shiitake, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. and pour in enough water covers all ingredients.
  5. Simmer for about 15 mins. and turn to high heat to reduce the sauce.
  6. Garnish with chopped spring onion and Serve with hot rice.

Mushroom Sauced Chicken Chop With Penne

  1. Prepare a boneless chicken leg. Cut it slightly to prevent curling up while cooking. Season it with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat a pan. Usually I don’t add in oil, cos chicken leg contains fat. So Just sear the chicken with skin side down. Fry with medium-low heat for 3-5 mins or till skin turns golden. Flip it over and fry the other side till brownish too.
  3. Chicken out into a plate. There will be some oil left in the pan. Just use it to saute 1 chopped garlic clove. Then add in mushroom slices. Stir fry till aromatic.
  4. Pour in 1/2 cup stock. Simmer for 3 mins.
  5. Add in 1/4 cup milk, also season with salt, pepper and mixed dried herbs.
  6. Put Chicken back into the pan. Simmer for 10 mins to let it completely be cooked.
  7. Condense the soup by adding starch water. Keep stirring to reduce the sauce.
  8. And place chicken chop with sauce over cooked penne.

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Chicken & Shiitake Mushroom Stew (香菇炖鸡)

Usually in China, Chicken stew is made from a whole chicken. But I know for sure that my husband and I cannot finish a whole chicken stew. So I just used a whole boneless chicken leg instead.

  1. Soak dry 5 or 6 shiitake mushroom in 2 cups water. (Rinse under water first to remove all the dirt). Keep the shiitake water. Remove the stem and cut into 4 halves.
  2. Cut chicken into one-bite size.
  3. Heat a pan. Since there is fat in chicken, so actually, no need to add any oil. Sear the chicken to let the fat out.
  4. When chicken turns white, add in 2 tsp cooking wine. Stir fry till chicken got  dry again.
  5. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1/2 1 tsp sugar (you can adjust it according to your preference). Stir fry to let chicken be coated with sauce.
  6. Add in shiitake, stir fry for about 2 mins.
  7. Pour in shiitake water covers all ingredients. Add in spices (ginger, star anise, bay leaf), I also added in 1 chopped carrot.
  8. Lid on. Simmer with low heat for 20-30 mins to make sure chicken is completely cooked.
  9. Lid off and reduce sauce with high heat.

Yum!

Teriyaki Chicken with Pan-Seared Portobello Mushroom

Teriyaki Chicken:

1. Prepare a whole boneless chicken leg. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper.

2. Use the back of knife to hit chicken a bit.

3. Heat a pan on stove. When the pan is hot, put the chicken inside with skin side down. Flip over when the skin turns golden brown. Fry the other side till brown, too.

4. If there is much oil after sear, you can pour the oil out.

5. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tablespoon honey. Let the chicken be coated with sauce.

6. Pour in hot water just enough to cover the chicken. Cover the lid and simmer for a while.

7. Remove the lid. Turn to high heat to reduce the sauce.

Portobello Mushroom:

Remove the Portobello mushroom’s stem first and wash clean.

1. Heat a pan. Cut in a small cube of butter.

2. When butter melts, add the mushroom in with cap side down. Sear for 3 mins. If your mushroom is really really big, probably you will need 5 mins. Keep the heat low, don’t burn the mushroom.

3. Add 1 drop of soy sauce onto the stem hole of each mushroom.

4. Flip the mushroom over, sear the other side for 3 mins with the lid on.

5. A lot of juice will come out. Use a spatula, and press the mushroom gently to squeeze the juice out.

6. Flip over and squeeze the other side. Keep cooking till the juice evaporates.

 

Oven Roasted Vegetables

I roasted potato, cauliflower, carrot by oven before. I always wanted to try roasting different kinds of vegetables at one time. And I did it today.

  1. Preheat oven to  200 Degree C.
  2. Prepare vegetables. I chose potato, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, baby corn, mushroom and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Wash them and cut. For potato, carrot, cauliflower and broccoli, they may need longer time to be cooked. So they must be in smaller size. While onion, baby corn, mushroom and cherry tomatoes. They should be in larger size.
  4. Cover the baking try with aluminum foil. Place vegetables over it. Drizzle olive oil. Sprinkle salt and black pepper. I also spread some dried herbs. And add 2 cloves of garlic. Gently toss a bit.

Into the oven and bake for 10 mins.

Flip them over. and Lower heat to 180 Degree C. Bake for another 10-15 mins.

Very nice. You can have various kinds of vegetables at one time.

And I put them in my husband’s bento box. One thing I love about bento is that he can’t be picky about the food. If I prepare vegetable for him. He has to finish it.