Friday, October 8, 2010

Stir-Fry Broccoli With ' Abalone Mushrooms '

For the last few weeks, our department had been organizing the Raya parties for their staffs. This is the norm in our department for each section to invite colleagues from different sections to attend their raya parties. The local malay raya food will be served like the lemang ( glutinous rice cooked in bamboo ) , chicken & beef satay ( bbq chicken & chicken in skewer ), Laksa , Roti Jala ( Net Bread - a kind of crepe/pancake eaten together with curry ) , Nasi Impit ( malay compact rice cake ) and lots of local malay delicacies . After this sinful  indulgence , my weight would have increased by at least a kilogramme :(

Eating simple , especially more veggies and fish dishes in my meal will be great for me after all those heavy stuff I had taken . Thus, this simple stir- fry broccoli ( my Piggies called this ' little green trees ' when they were young ) with ' abalone mushroom ' was a great comfort food for me :)

To make this stir fry broccoli taste better, I added  'abalone mushroom ' and make a tasty thickening for the dish. Most chinese likes to add cooking wine to their stir fries and I am one of them :) and garlic is  a must have item in my stir fries. Just this two magic ingredients will be enough to bring out a delicious stir fry broccoli !  Being a die hard fan of mushrooms....needless to say ' abalone mushroom ' was not left out in this preparation. I chose this mushroom for its crunchy and chewy texture....a delight for a light meal. I can chomp chomp the whole dish all by myself :p

you can add in carrots and sweet peas
for extra nutrients :)

love the shrooms ........

a light and delicious stir fry broccoli dish...
the ' abalone mushroom ' and broccoli blends well
both have a crunchy texture....
simple yet tasty !

Stir-Fry Broccoli With 'Abalone Mushroom '

Ingredients :

1 head of broccoli - cut into florets , wash and drain
1 can of ' abalone mushroom ' - cut into slices 
3 pips of garlic -chopped
1.5 tbsp olive oil

thickening gravy: ( mix ingredients ( A ) together till well blended )
1 tbsp of chinses cooking wine
1 tsp of corn flour
4 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
a dash of white pepper


Heat a non-stick wok with olive oil , saute garlic till fragrant, add in the abalone mushrooms and broccoli and stir fry till the broccoli and mushroom are cooked. Add in the thickening gravy and dish up when the gravy thickens.

*When serving , arrange the broccoli in a bowl with the stems facing up. Turn over on a serving dish. Then arrange the slices of 'abalone mushrooms "  on the surface of the  broccoli. Pour the gravy over the broccoli and 'abalone mushroom '.  If using carrots, arrange the carrots around the broccoli for a nicer presentation :)

Enjoy and TGIF  !

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  1. I love something simple, healthy and delicious like this. My family loves broccoli and they would love this.

  2. This is just the dish after all the festive foods!

  3. Whoa, what an expensive dish! Hubby must be so happy to have this for his dinner. haha.... Shouldn't be any complain! ^_^ Enjoy your day.

  4. That looks so delicious! I could eat that all myself too! My mum buys fresh oyster mushroom from her local ethnic food store - I think they'd be great in this!
    Love mushroom! Love broccoli!

  5. This is one of the dishes in the Chinese restaurants here...but woe betide me!!! I can't eat abalone anymore - no more teeth (molars)to chew. Wuahuhuhuhuhu!!!!!

  6. ooooooh ... this looks simple and delicious !!! Mushrooms !! We only have a few varieties here ... I miss Malaysian food

  7. Oh yeah, this is definitely the "poor man's" mushroom. ;) looks very yummy! I am a mushroom person so thanks for this recipe....will look out for abalone mushroom next time.

  8. Another way to prepare broccoli! Looks great with my fav mushrooms =) My hubs can eat the greens, I can eat the mushrooms..hehe

  9. this is how i usually cook too, broccoli and abalone mushrooms, simple and tasty!

  10. That looks like a great meal for a busy night. The mushrooms are so hearty!

  11. I love abalone mushrooms to cook with roasted pork but I think yours dish looks more delicious and healthy.

  12. I've never tried (or seen) Abalone Mushrooms before. They look interesting and I like your photos. I'll have to add them to my list of things to try and start looking for 'em just to see. Cool.
    Shelly :)

  13. too, I love something simple and this dish :)

    Cheah...going for something simple and healthy after tucking in all those sinful rich raya food :p

    Kristy...this is poor man dish...not the real abalone but 'abalone mushrooms ' haha you got tricked :p

    Plum Leaf...I love any kind of mushrooms...a die hard fan of shrooms and broccoli :) got tricked !!..this is abalone mushrooms not the real abalone :p

    JO...AWWWW poor baby, come back I will cook this for you :)

    Bee will love this mushroom...texture is crunchy... I just love it !

    Kathy..have you tried this mushrooms ? You must try it...crunchy and goes well with anything...goes well with claypot tofu too :)

    Ann...hahaha you too love mushrooms ?

    Lena..we great minds thinks alike and eat alike lol!

    Kristen...thanks for dropping by...yup this is great for people who are busy...simple and delicious :)

    Anncoo...oh what a great idea...stir fry with roast pork...thanks for sharing this ! Will try it out when I next buy roast pork :)

    Shelly...thanks for dropping may try the asian grocery for the canned abalone mushrooms , they may have them :)

    Jess...yess it is :)

  14. I adore broccoli...and mushrooms, so needless to say this looks so very good! Thank you for sharing your thickening sauce with us. I always have a hard time with making my sauces thick enough.

  15. Monet...thanks for dropping by and if you want a more thicker sauce..add in a bit more corn flour :)

  16. those abalone mushrooms look incredible! wow...I would love to try them.....they must have been delicious with the broccoli!

  17. Chef Dennis....yes this is simeple and tasty. You must look out forthis abalone mushrooms...they are crunchy and have a nice subtle shrooms fragrant :)

  18. I adore broccoli, but I've never seen abalone mushrooms. I can't wait to check them out at the store!

  19. Mother will surely like their texture :) Asian Grocer should have them.

  20. Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it. Fresh or frozen local abalone is cheaper but will never give the same taste, flavor and texture as canned abalone. I love the flavor and taste of canned abalone and one day I want to eat abalone like 'abalone kings' do: braised in sauce and served whole, like a steak, washed down with a good white wine. Cut with a knife and fork of course. Meantime, it's still cheaper to slice abalone thinly and share with the family. I love this dish. It's such a special treat


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