Friday, June 15, 2007

Braised mushroom and Radish soup

After viewing Terri's post on Hainanese chicken rice - cannot tahan - went out and hunted(?) for a corn-fed, full-term bird.

Dinner is served...

Stir fried sawi, braised mushroom, radish soup and....the CHICKEN..

Served with brown rice so as not to feel so guilty when devouring the chicken skin...


ppc's braised shitake

Recipe: Braised Mushroom


500g fresh shitake mushroom, trimmed and brushed with a clean cloth (do not wash)
1-2 tbs. chopped garlic (for us, garlic maniacs, 2 heaped tablespoonful)

1 tbs. olive oil
1 tbs. butter
2 tbs cooking wine (any white wine or Shao Hsing wine)
salt and freshly ground black pepper


(1) Heat pan. Stir in olive oil and garlic until aromatic but don't brown garlic.
(2) Toss in the mushroom and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes on medium heat.
(3) Add the wine and butter. The gravy thickens at this stage, add salt and pepper to taste. Dish out.

radish soup
Recipe: Radish soup
1 carrot, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 radish, peeled and chopped into chunks
2-3 tomatoes, quartered

Throw all the above into the stock after the chicken is done and taken out (unless you like your chicken to have the taste of carrot and radish!!) Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer for as long as your like ( for us, usually right until dinner is served--30 minutes to an hour). We like the veg. all soft and the aroma infused into the soup. No salt is needed - the soup is super sweet. Salt will actually mar the sweetness. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Love, Jo


daisyfused said...



The Drool Team said...

Knew that would surely stir up some Actually,everything looks so much tastier in the blog ...