Shiitakes and Snow Pea Pods
2 cups of pea pods (50?)
2 cups of shiitake mushrooms, 16-20 (save stems for stock)
2 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon Mirin
2 teaspoons Tamari
1/2 cup water
Put water in wok with garlic, steam for a couple minutes, add the tamari and MIRIN, and then add sliced shiitakes and toss a few times. Add pea pods, toss a few times, and then cover for 5 minutes. Then stir, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Uncover and stir, and if done (peas still a bit crisp, shiitakes soft), SERVE, with rice or other grain.
half a pound of Shiitakes
1 head of baby bok choy (medium sized)
1 medium onion
2 cloves of garlic
approx. 10 thin slices of ginger
3 teaspoons tamari
1 tsp Chinese black vinegar
1. Wash bok choy, slice in wedges -- about 8.
2. In large saucepan with about 1/3 cup water, add garlic, ginger onion and bok choy. Cover and steam, switching/turning the bok choy wedges occasionally to cook evenly.
2. When almost done, add shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut in half, laying them on top.
3. Add tamari sauce (use chinese black vinegar) and cover. Steam until soft and serve with any kind of rice with bits of pickled ginger (if you have it) and peanuts are very nice on top. Good with any whole grain you like.