Last day of the Lenten dishes week and for this time I will be featuring what I had guest posted at the Hungry Giant, a blog run by a fellow Filipino blogger called Gio. Gio as he describes himself is a frustrated cook, an amateur photographer, a writer, a closet hedonist and a passionate foodie. That for sure is best formula for becoming a great food blogger that’s why I am sure you will always be entertained in his posts so go ahead and visit his site and subscribe.
For this guest post I was initially requested to post any of the three options; something that I miss from the Philippines, a specialty food from where I live now or a vegetable dish, I had chosen the latter due to several reasons. First, While I do miss a lot from the Philippines I guess Gio have a lot of very good Filipino food posts already, just look at his story on this adobo it’s the most authentic preparation of adobo you can get. Next is some specialty where I came from, I guess this would be hard to make as what I consider a local specialty in New Zealand is what they call Hangi, a dish where pork cooked in an underground pit so it will involve digging a pit in the ground, then heating stones in the pit with a fire, placing baskets of food on top and finally covering everything with soil trapping the heat for several hours cooking what’s beneath. I want to do this sometime though. So it left me with the only option which is a vegetable dish which suits well with our Lenten week special. So for today we will be making some Broccoli and Golden Mushroom with Dried Shrimp’s a creation by yours truly, it originally appeared at the Hungry Giants blog).
This dish is a dish made out of broccoli florets mixed with some Golden Mushrooms, it is then flavoured with mixed Asian sauces and dried shrimps the result is a good combination of different textures and flavours, just imagine the soft and earthy mushrooms, crunchy broccoli, salty crispy dried shrimps and the sweet and savoury sauce. Words can’t just explain it further so I just leave you to try it out and find out.
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup dried shrimps (hibe)
1 bunch golden needle mushrooms
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine
1/2 cup seafood stock
1 tbsp tapioca starch
1 tsp sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, finely chopped
- In a pot add water and bring it to a boil, once boiling drop the broccoli and boil for 1 minute. Remove from pot, drain then run in cold water. Set it aside.
- In a small bowl mix together oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, seafood stock and tapioca starch. Set it aside
- In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and shallots.
- Add dried shrimps and stir fry for a minute.
- Add golden mushrooms and stir fry for 2 minutes.
- Pour in the mixed sauce then bring it to a boil, once boiling add the broccoli and stir fry for 1 minute.
- Add sesame oil then turn heat off, serve while hot.