Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Recipe - Braised Oyster Mushroom And Xiao Bai Chye In Oyster Sauce

Oyster mushrooms have a silvery grey or greyish brown colour. They have a subtle flavour. Oyster mushroom are rich in nutrients. They contain a good amount of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, vitamins B and C. They are known for their anti-cancer properties and also for lowering the bad cholesterol.

Xiao bai chye is a leafy green vegetable packed with vitamins A and C with lots of fibre to promote digestion. It also has lots of iron and calcium, good for the heart and helps to prevent osteoporosis.

In this recipe, the 2 vegetables are braised in oyster sauce to give a delicious and healthy dish. 

150 grams oyster mushrooms
100 grams xiao bai chye, cut
oyster mushrooms
1 tbs oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbs of oil

I blanch the xiao bai chye first because the 2 vegetables may not have the same cooking time.

In a pot of boiling water, toss in the xiao bai chye.
It takes about 1 minute to blanch.
Set the xiao bai chye on a serving plate.

Heat the oil in a wok or pan till hot.
Fry the garlic till fragrant, about 1 minute
Add half a cup of water.
Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce, mix well.
Check if the taste is to your liking (if it is not salty enough, add more oyster sauce. If it is too salty, add more water)
Toss in the oyster mushrooms and let them braise for about 2 minutes.
Dish out and place on top of the xiao bai chye.

A nice idea to eat mushrooms with bread, 2 minute video

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