Friday, June 01, 2007

Vegetarian "Chicken" with Wine and Black Fungus

Black Chinese Fungus or Wood Ear is usually included in traditional confinement dishes, as it helps to remove post natal blood accumulated in the uteri. It also promotes blood production.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 1)
° 10g shredded black Chinese fungus, soaked
° 30g cardoncello mushroom/king oyster mushroom, sliced
° 20g ginger, peeled and finely shredded
° 1 tablespoon sesame oil
° 20ml cooking rice wine or glutinous rice wine
° 100ml water
° salt to taste

1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the ginger and fry till fragrant.
2. Add the black fungus, mushrooms and stir-fry briskly for a moment. Stir in the water, bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Season to taste with wine and salt.
3. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

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