Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mini Shiitake Mushrooms With Carrot Flowers

Shiitake mushrooms contain excellent source of nutrients. Attributing to the compounds contained in this mushroom, it is proved to be helpful in ailment treatment, treating and preventing cancer, heart disease, hypertension, infectious disease and hepatitis. Drop by here for more information.

In Chinese cuisine, usually dried shiitake mushroom is used. Nevertheless, fresh shiitake mushroom can be easily found in wet market and most of the hypermarkets. Therefore, I would love to give this delicacy a try.

This dish is similar to the earlier Vegetarian Golden Mushroom. However, the frying process is omitted, and carrot is added to bring out the color. Cooking the mushroom the banal way is the best method to retain the juiciness of the mushrooms. How could one resist the earthy, rich, moist and mushroomy flavors? If you're looking for something comfy, this is it!

Shiitake Mushrooms With Carrot Flowers
Serves 2


100gm shiitake mushrooms
100ml of water
1 tbsp of corn starch, diluted in 2 tbsp of water
4cm² ginger, grated
half of a carrot, sliced
2 tbsp of olive oil
Spring onion


1 tbsp of vegetarian oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil


1. Clean the mushrooms, trim off few millimeter from the stalk and make shallow cuts on caps.

2. Blanch the carrot in a pot of boiling water. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat oil in the wok and saute grated ginger till fragrant. Add the mushrooms and seasoning to mix well. Pour in the water and bring to boil.

4. Add the corn starch and stir fry to thicken the sauce. Dish out and garnish with spring onion. Serve with rice.


Duckie said...

looks simple enough for me to try ... without ruining my meal!!!

SimpleGirl said...

U have share lots of healthy recipe by now...thanks a lot!

allie said...

very nice presentation of the food you prepared!

Tummythoz said...

Haha. When saw title thot carrot flower was a type of vege unknown to me. Silly me.

worldwindows said...

I just can't get enough of these fresh shiitake mushrooms esp with superior oyster sauce!

petite nyonya said...

You know, I really really love mushrooms a lot & where there is an opportunity, I would put mushrooms in my cooking. Thanks for this recipe, I would surely love to try it one day!

cherry potato said...

I love mushroom very much. This another healthy recipe to share, thanks.

Little Inbox said...

duckie, yup, it's good to try.

simplegirl, thanks, i'll continue to provide some more recipes.

allie, thank you. My presentation is quite simple..

thummythoz, haha, i cut the carrot into flower shape.

worldwindows, i also like mushroom in oyster sauce too

petite nyonya, try it, you'll love it.

cherry tomato, you are welcome.

ann low said...

Simple and yet delicious, I love it.

noobcook said...

What a beautiful dish. I love the flower carrots surrounding the mushrooms. So delish!

New Kid on the Blog said...

plan to open a class for us?? :)

Little Inbox said...

anncoo, you can give it a try sometimes.

noobcook, really? i tot the carrot flowers not so beautiful :P

new kid, ya hor, maybe we can organize a homecook & foodtography gathering!

cariso said...

you open class, I register. :)

Food For Tots said...

Can I join your class too? Your photography skill really rocks!!

Little Inbox said...

cariso, still at noob level not qualified to open class la :P

food for tots, your photography is amazing...i really paiseh


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