← Back to Search Results
stir-frying Asian, Chinese
Stir-Fried Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with Oyster Sauce

Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Mushrooms, technically speaking, are not vegetables at all; rather, they are among the fungi, a separate order of living things that are neither plant nor animal. So even though the role of mushrooms in the kitchen is basically that of a vegetable, they are unique. Mushrooms are a good source of protein—especially for people who follow a vegan diet. And mushrooms contain glutamates, a group of protein-based chemicals that enhance the flavors of other foods with which they are served. More than many grown in controlled conditions on chunks of pressed wood chips, capture the characteristics of wild forest mushrooms. Cooked as they are here with broccoli florets, the mushrooms take on a meaty quality. Vegetarians who prefer not to use oyster sauce can use dark Chinese soy sauce instead.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 head broccoli

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

1. Discard the mushroom stems and cut the caps into ½-inch slices. Rinse the broccoli, then break off the tops and cut them into individual 1-inch florets.

2. In a small bowl, stir the broth with the oyster sauce and cornstarch, and keep the bowl near the stove.

3. Preheat a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat, pour in the canola oil, and swirl to coat the sides of the pan.

4. Add the sliced garlic to the hot oil and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and broccoli florets, and toss quickly to coat them in the hot, fragrant oil. Continue stirring until the vegetables are heated through, about 2 minutes.

5. Stir the broth mixture in the bowl to bring up the cornstarch, which will have settled to the bottom, and pour the mixture over the hot mushrooms. Stir-fry until the sauce is reduced to a shiny glaze that adheres to the vegetables, about 1 minute. Transfer immediately to a communal platter, or distribute them among individual serving plates and serve hot.


© 2006 Greg Atkinson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

151kcal (8%)
429mg (18%)
17g
5g
8g (13%)
0g
1g (3%)
5g
2g
0mg (0%)
3g
6g
45mg
673mg
49mcg RAE (2%)
136mg (227%)
80mg (8%)
1mg (8%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

fresh-from-the-farmers-market-year-round-recipes-for-the-pick-of-the-crop Fresh from the Farmers' Mar...
by Janet Fletcher
parents-need-to-eat-too Parents Need to Eat Too
by Debbie Koenig
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
rosas-new-mexican-table-friendly-recipes-for-festive-meals Rosa's New Mexican Table: F...
by Roberto Santibanez
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
raos-cookbook Rao's Cookbook
by Frank Pellegrino
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
nigella-express Nigella Express
by Nigella Lawson
flavor Flavor
by Rocco DiSpirito
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
antipasti-fabulous-appetizers-and-small-plates Antipasti: Fabulous Appetiz...
by Joyce Goldstein
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?