Stir – fried Mushrooms With Taucho

by Angie Liew
The main star of this dish is the dried black mushrooms ( shitake mushrooms ).  They are frequently speckled.  These mushrooms range in price from moderate to the more expensive. The more expensive ones are called ‘flower mushrooms’ as they have a thick cap and nice
curl.  However, the cheaper ones are perfectly good for use in soup and stir fries. This is a very popular vegetarian dish in our family, traditionally served on the first day of Chinese new year.  It’s simple to cook and the mushrooms add their own special flavour to this dish.  It’s also one of my hubby’s favourite!

 

Stir – fried Mushrooms With Taucho

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
The main star of this dish is the dried black mushrooms ( shitake mushrooms ). They are frequently speckled. These mushrooms range in price from moderate to the more expensive.The more expensive ones are called ‘flower mushrooms’ as they have a thick cap and nice curl. However, the cheaper ones are perfectly good for use in soup and stir fries. This is a very popular vegetarian dish in our family, traditionally served on the first day of Chinese new year. It’s simple to cook and the mushrooms add their own special flavour to this dish. It’s also one of my hubby’s favourite!
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients

  • 20 pieces Dried black mushrooms, or 70g, shitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Taucho
  • 1 tablespoon Light soy sauce, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/4 cup Mushroom soaking liquid

    Instructions

    • Wash and soak the mushroom in warm water until they have softened. Squeeze to remove any excess liquid. Retain 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid. (Strain to remove any grit if necessary)
    • Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add the sesame oil to the heated wok.
    • When oil is hot, add the mushroom. Stir fry the mushrooms slowly in the wok.
    • Add some sugar and soy sauce onto the mushroom while frying. The sugar and soy sauce added enhances the earthy flavour of the mushrooms. Using a spoon, add some of the soaking liquid to the mushroom. Continue to stir fry.
    • Next add the taucho into the mushrooms. Stir fry until the mushrooms are coated with the taucho sauce. Spoon the remaining of the soaking liquid into the mushrooms. Continue to fry until mushrooms are cooked and tender.
    • Add white pepper into mushrooms and adjust to taste and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

 
The dried mushrooms are soaked in warm water before use.  Dried mushrooms are very much preferred as the drying process gives them a stronger flavour compared to fresh mushrooms.
 
These are all the ingredients needed to cook this earthy ……. flavourful dish
 
The mushrooms must be stir fried slowly in the heated sesame oil before taucho and seasonings added
 
The taucho and seasonings fully absorbed and coated into the mushrooms.  Notice how flavourful they are …….. simply yummy!
 

Although valued for their rich flavour, these mushrooms are also believed to have lots of health benefits. They help to reduce cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, boost immune system and inhibit the growth of tumors.  Nutritionally, they are loaded with protein and contain Vitamins B2 and B12.  

Hence, it’s no surprise that everyone likes anything to do with these mushrooms.
 
 
SO ……… ENJOY!
 

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6 comments

Angie Liew June 3, 2014 - 3:07 am

thanks Esther for your comment.

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Esther June 3, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Kedp up the good work, Angie.

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Angie Liew June 3, 2014 - 3:05 am

thanks for all your replies. Will certainly do a dish with the dry beancurd soon.

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PMSEC June 2, 2014 - 4:04 pm

looking forward to having this recipe with dry bean curd

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Esther June 2, 2014 - 3:04 pm

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Esther June 2, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Yummy!

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