Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Minced/Chunk Soy Bean With Steamed Broccoli And Shiitake Mushrooms






Snipped A Few Celery Tops For Garnish
Here's a nice little light dinner for all you fans out there. It is a good idea to eat low calorie food  now before Christmas and New Year's because I'm sure not everybody will have the strength to stay away from all the goodies!Here goes....

Ingredients:
Serves 4 to 6

-  1 kg frozen broccoli florets.
-  1 cup water.
-  1 cup chunky soy bean.
-  1 cup minced soy bean.
-  2 cups boiling water.
-  2 Tbsp. thick sweet black soy sauce.
-  2 Tbsp. normal soy sauce.
-  1 Tbsp. rice vinegar.
-  A handful (about 10) dry Shiitake East Asian mushrooms, boiled in very little water to soften, cut in half. Throw boiling juice into your food mixture while simmering.
Shiitake Mushrooms Courtesy Of Wikipedia
-  2 tsp. home made garlic/ginger paste.
-  A few dashes of Chinese sesame oil at the end. 
-  No salt and no pepper.

Method:
-  Cut open 1 kg frozen pack of broccoli florets and throw into your wok.
-  Add 1 cup water and cover to boil. When water boils turn your heat to minimum for the broccoli to thaw and start cooking.
-  2 to 3 minutes later, add mushrooms, chunky and minced soy bean, and 2 cups of boiling water. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes till the soy absorbs most of the liquid to tenderize.
-  Add seasoning: thick sweet and normal soy sauce, rice vinegar and the garlic/ginger paste.
-  Mix everything well, let simmer for 2 minutes and switch off the heat.
-  Now you can add the sesame oil to give an extra "something".
 Enjoy!
Stelio
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