Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli 焖香菇西兰花

by Angie Liew
Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli

 
Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli is actually a very simple dish to prepare yet it has a very sumptuous outlook. The colour contrast between the black and shiny shiitake mushrooms and the bright green broccoli coupled with the orange sliced carrots make this dish look so impressive. Hence, it is well suited to be served in a banquet or a feast.

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli

Braising is basically slow cooking the food, as in this case, the rehydrated succulent shiitake mushrooms with some liquid at low temperature for a longer time. Braising actually tend to make these mushrooms taste better and have a more silky texture. Just perfect for entertaining when friends come to visit.

Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli

Dried Shiitake Mushrooms take centre stage in this braised mushrooms, Chinese Style dish. Just rehydrate the dried mushrooms, stir fry till fragrant and simmer with seasonings till soft and we’re done. Well braised shiitake mushrooms do not just look incredibly velvety and shiny, they taste amazingly flavourful and is simply delish. As usual, ENJOY!

 

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Braised Shiitake Mushrooms With Broccoli 焖香菇西兰花
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms take centre stage in this braised mushrooms, Chinese Style dish. Just rehydrate the dried mushrooms, stir fry till fragrant and simmer with seasonings till soft and we're done. Well braised shiitake mushrooms do not just look incredibly velvety and shiny, they taste amazingly flavourful and is simply delish.
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
15minutes
Passive Time
20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Serving For
4people
Prep Time
15minutes
Passive Time
20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Seasoning
Sauce (Optional)
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Instructions
  1. Prepare all ingredients needed to cook this dish.
    Prepare all ingredients needed to cook this dish.
    Prepare all ingredients needed to cook this dish.
    Prepare all ingredients needed to cook this dish.
  2. Also, have ready all the seasonings needed.
    Also, have ready all the seasonings needed.
    Also, have ready all the seasonings needed.
    Also, have ready all the seasonings needed.
  3. Soak dried shiitake mushroom in water until slightly soft.
    Soak dried shiitake mushroom in water until slightly soft.
    Soak dried shiitake mushroom in water until slightly soft.
    Soak dried shiitake mushroom in water until slightly soft.
  4. Strain and retain 1 1/2 cup of mushroom water (from soaked mushrooms).
    Strain and retain 1 1/2 cup of mushroom water (from soaked mushrooms).
    Strain and retain 1 1/2 cup of mushroom water (from soaked mushrooms).
    Strain and retain 1 1/2 cup of mushroom water (from soaked mushrooms).
  5. Drained the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms.
    Drained the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms.
    Drained the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms.
    Drained the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms.
  6. Using a pair of scissors or sharp knife, cut and remove the stems from the softened mushrooms.
    Using a pair of scissors or sharp knife, cut and remove the stems from the softened mushrooms.
    Using a pair of scissors or sharp knife, cut and remove the stems from the softened mushrooms.
    Using a pair of scissors or sharp knife, cut and remove the stems from the softened mushrooms.
  7. Set aside the mushrooms for use later.
    Set aside the mushrooms for use later.
    Set aside the mushrooms for use later.
    Set aside the mushrooms for use later.
  8. Soaked the broccoli in salt water for about 5 minutes and then rinse to remove any dirt.
    Soaked the broccoli in salt water for about 5 minutes and then rinse to remove any dirt.
    Soaked the broccoli in salt water for about 5 minutes and then rinse to remove any dirt.
    Soaked the broccoli in salt water for about 5 minutes and then rinse to remove any dirt.
  9. Then cut the cleaned broccoli into florets by cutting them off from the stem.
    Then cut the cleaned broccoli into florets by cutting them off from the stem.
    Then cut the cleaned broccoli into florets by cutting them off from the stem.
    Then cut the cleaned broccoli into florets by cutting them off from the stem.
  10. Skinned and cut ginger into slices.
    Skinned and cut ginger into slices.
    Skinned and cut ginger into slices.
    Skinned and cut ginger into slices.
  11. Cut one carrot into slices.
    Cut one carrot into slices.
    Cut one carrot into slices.
    Cut one carrot into slices.
  12. Bring water with salt added in a wok to a boil.
    Bring water with salt added in a wok to a boil.
    Bring water with salt added in a wok to a boil.
    Bring water with salt added in a wok to a boil.
  13. Blanch broccoli florets in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Blanch broccoli florets in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Blanch broccoli florets in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes.
    Blanch broccoli florets in the boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes.
  14. Remove the broccoli florets with a ladle and drained dry. Set aside for later use.
    Remove the broccoli florets with a ladle and drained dry. Set aside for later use.
    Remove the broccoli florets with a ladle and drained dry. Set aside for later use.
    Remove the broccoli florets with a ladle and drained dry. Set aside for later use.
  15. In the same wok, blanch the sliced carrots for 1 minute and set aside. And we're ready to cook the dish!
    In the same wok, blanch the sliced carrots for 1 minute and set aside. And we're ready to cook the dish!
    In the same wok, blanch the sliced carrots for 1 minute and set aside. And we're ready to cook the dish!
    In the same wok, blanch the sliced carrots for 1 minute and set aside. And we're ready to cook the dish!
  16. Heat up oil in a wok and saute the cut ginger slices.
    Heat up oil in a wok and saute the cut ginger slices.
    Heat up oil in a wok and saute the cut ginger slices.
    Heat up oil in a wok and saute the cut ginger slices.
  17. Add in the drained and rehydrated shiitake mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms until fragrant.
    Add in the drained and rehydrated shiitake mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms until fragrant.
    Add in the drained and rehydrated shiitake mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms until fragrant.
    Add in the drained and rehydrated shiitake mushrooms. Stir fry the mushrooms until fragrant.
  18. Add in sugar.
    Add in sugar.
    Add in sugar.
    Add in sugar.
  19. Then a dash of ground white pepper.
    Then a dash of ground white pepper.
    Then a dash of ground white pepper.
    Then a dash of ground white pepper.
  20. Also add in vegetarian oyster sauce.
    Also add in vegetarian oyster sauce.
    Also add in vegetarian oyster sauce.
    Also add in vegetarian oyster sauce.
  21. Then, stir in soy sauce.
    Then, stir in soy sauce.
    Then, stir in soy sauce.
    Then, stir in soy sauce.
  22. And salt.
    And salt.
    And salt.
    And salt.
  23. Continue to stir fry making sure all the seasonings are infused into the mushrooms.
    Continue to stir fry making sure all the seasonings are infused into the mushrooms.
    Continue to stir fry making sure all the seasonings are infused into the mushrooms.
    Continue to stir fry making sure all the seasonings are infused into the mushrooms.
  24. Then, pour in the retained mushroom water.
    Then, pour in the retained mushroom water.
    Then, pour in the retained mushroom water.
    Then, pour in the retained mushroom water.
  25. Bring the mushroom fluid to a boil.
    Bring the mushroom fluid to a boil.
    Bring the mushroom fluid to a boil.
    Bring the mushroom fluid to a boil.
  26. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, making sure that the heat is giving a gentle simmer rather than a rapid boil. Be sure to stir and check on the mushrooms occasionally throughout the braising process.
    Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, making sure that the heat is giving a gentle simmer rather than a rapid boil. Be sure to stir and check on the mushrooms occasionally throughout the braising process.
    Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, making sure that the heat is giving a gentle simmer rather than a rapid boil. Be sure to stir and check on the mushrooms occasionally throughout the braising process.
    Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, making sure that the heat is giving a gentle simmer rather than a rapid boil. Be sure to stir and check on the mushrooms occasionally throughout the braising process.
  27. Then stir in the sliced carrots.
    Then stir in the sliced carrots.
    Then stir in the sliced carrots.
    Then stir in the sliced carrots.
  28. Thicken the shiitake mushrooms with a little cornstarch water. And we're done!
    Thicken the shiitake mushrooms with a little cornstarch water. And we're done!
    Thicken the shiitake mushrooms with a little cornstarch water. And we're done!
    Thicken the shiitake mushrooms with a little cornstarch water. And we're done!
  29. To serve, place broccoli florets prepared earlier in a circle around a serving plate and place the braised mushrooms in the centre and serve immediate. As always, ENJOY!
    To serve, place broccoli florets prepared earlier in a circle around a serving plate and place the braised mushrooms in the centre and serve immediate. As always, ENJOY!
    To serve, place broccoli florets prepared earlier in a circle around a serving plate and place the braised mushrooms in the centre and serve immediate. As always, ENJOY!
    To serve, place broccoli florets prepared earlier in a circle around a serving plate and place the braised mushrooms in the centre and serve immediate. As always, ENJOY!
Notes

Try to choose mushrooms with thicker flesh and are shiny black in colour.

To make the mushroom flesh smoother and velvety, you can actually rub the mushroom with a bit of cornflour. Set aside for about 10 minutes before rinsing.

To make the mushrooms shiny, try adding a small piece of rock sugar into the braising liquid.

You can choose to put the blanched broccoli florets into a bowl of ice water to stop the broccoli from continuously cooking and keep the colour vibrant.

Use lower temperature for longer time when braising the mushrooms.

 

(Optional): Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl and cook in pot until sauce thickened. Pour the warm sauce over the dish and serve immediately.

 

 

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