Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stir Fried Shrimp with Oyster Mushrooms and Enoki Mushrooms in Abalone Sauce

This coming Saturday I am participating with a very talented foodie in an ambitious project.  We decieded to do a joint guest post centered around one ingredient, rose water.  So on this blog will be Tanantha from I Just Love My Apron's dish.  In turn, my dish will be on her blog.  Tanantha is one of my absolute favorites.  She is a skillful cook and a fantastic writer.

Tanantha is a contributing author for the website International Examiner.  She covers various food related topics.  Please check out her work here...

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Guest Post Spotlight

This week I am thrilled to welcome LeQuan from luvtoeat . She is a skilled cook and wonderfully proud Mom. We are always treated to beautiful photographs of LeQuan and her lovely family.

I have immense respect for the fact that she is one of the most gracious bloggers I know. When making my rounds, invariably I will see that LeQuan was already there leaving her words of support. Please visit luvtoeat. I promise you will make a very sweet new friend.  Enjoy...

Hello all Lazaro Cooks' readers. I hope everyone is doing well. When Lazaro emailed me to ask me to do a guest post, I had to do a double take, or I guess in technology terms, a double click. That's right, I had to double click my in box button not once but twice to make sure that: 1. Lazaro did not make a mistake and that he did actually mean to send this email to me, and 2. that I was reading correctly and that he WAS asking me to do a GUEST POST.

I was so honored to even be considered as a possible guest poster on Lazaro's blog because I've read and seen the wonderful, witty, talented, and sincere guest posters whom he's had on here before. So the easy part was accepting this invitation, the hard part was thinking of a recipe to share on such a great blog.

I thought and thought and thought and had a few glasses of wine ;-) and thought some more, and finally came up with the perfect recipe. See, wine does do the body good, no? Or maybe that's milk I'm thinking about :-D. As a mother of two young ones, I'm always looking for quick and simple recipes, because anyone with young ones knows that time is of the essence. This recipe definitely fits that category.

Stir Fried Shrimp with Oyster Mushrooms and Enoki Mushrooms in Abalone Sauce

Serves: 4 - 6 people


• 2 cups (1 packet) oyster mushrooms cut into strips

• 2 cups (2 packets) enoki mushrooms

• 1 lb medium sized shrimp (peeled and deveined)

• 6 cloves garlic (chopped)

• 2 Tbsp cooking oil

• 2 Tbsp Chinese white cooking wine

• 1 tsp chicken broth powder

• 3 Tbsp abalone sauce

Before you begin, make sure you cut about 1 inch off the end of the enoki mushrooms and break them apart so that they are not all in one big clump.

Heat up 1 Tbsp cooking oil in a wok on high heat. Once the oil is hot enough add in 3 chopped cloves of garlic. As soon as the garlic starts to brown, throw in the shrimp. Toss the shrimp around. Do not cook the shrimp completely, only half way through or until all the shrimp have turned a slight pink colour (about 2 minutes). Dish out the shrimp and set aside.

Heat up 1 Tbsp cooking oil in a wok on high heat. Once the oil is hot enough add in 3 chopped cloves of garlic. As soon as the garlic starts to brown, throw in the oyster mushrooms.

Add 2 Tbsp Chinese cooking wine and 1 tsp chicken broth powder. Toss until the mushrooms start to soften. This is the Chinese cooking wine I like to use, no particular reason.

Next, add in the enoki mushrooms and toss for another minute or until the enoki mushrooms start to soften. As soon as the mushrooms soften, pour the shrimp back into the wok.

Add 3 Tbsp abalone sauce.

Stir for another minute or two and plate.

This dish goes well with white rice or any type of rice. On days when I don't have the time to cook, I like to cheat a little and use these types of already made sauces for a quick stir fry. When I do have time to cook, I like to cook up actual abalone dishes like this:

Which you'll find on my blog as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

It was a true privilege and honor of mine to be able to share this recipe with your lovely readers Lazaro. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  1. Very delicious looking LeQuan thanks for a great guest post!

  2. LeQuan,

    Flavorful dish. Love the combination of oyster and enoki mushrooms. Great choice on the abalone sauce. I was first introduced to this wonderful sauce on your blog.

    Two thumbs up!

  3. Scrumptious dish. Love the flavors

  4. Thanks for introducing us to such a delicious guest post, I will check out LeQuan's blog right now! Tanantha's site is one of my favorites as well!I look forward to her post :-)

  5. Thanks for introducing us to foodie-fab-blogger. I will definitely skip over to her site right now. I love all the flavors fused in to this dish... i love abalone, it's pricey when you order it in a Chinese resto, but thanks for sharing, now I can cook up my own at home!

  6. Laz - great choice on LeQuan for a guest post. I couldn't agree more about how lovely and gracious she is!

    Thanks LeQuan for sharing your expertise on Chinese cooking with us. I adore mushrooms and this dish solidifies my opinion that you cook like a Chinese restaurant chef!

  7. Thank you so much for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to guest post on such a terrific blog Lazaro! I had a hard time deciding on what to cook on such a great blog, but I finally came to accept that no matter what I cooked up, it wouldn't come anywhere close to being comparable to the divine dishes you conjure up. So I decided to cook something my family and I all enjoy. Hopefully your readers will enjoy this as well. So thank you once again for having me as a guest poster. I am so honored.

    Can't wait till you and Tanantha do the swap on Saturday. I love reading both your blogs and are curious to see what you guys are up to.

  8. Thanks for introducing us another great foodie! Love the abalone sauce for the mushroom dish, absolutely flavourful and delectable!

  9. can't find the mushrooms here and abalone sauce..but what a mix of flavors...always looking for new recipes to incorporate into Serbian Chinese cooking...

  10. The shrimp dish looks so delicious especially with the enoki mushrooms and abalone sauce. Yes, LeQuan is a great cook!

  11. I love mushrooms! Looks so flavourful with the abalone sauce!

  12. I saw Tanantha's blurb about the switching guest post and I'm excited to see it.. but in the mean time this dish looks yummy.. I love shrimp and I love mushrooms. perfect.

  13. Hi Lazaro
    Thanks for introducing us to another great foodie.
    Wishing all the best in this new project.
    Lovely dish.
    Have a great day ♥

  14. That's a delicious dish LeQuan, with some of my favorite ingredients. Very flavorful indeed!

  15. I can find this delicious dish in Chinese restaurant. Nice Job! Lequan ;)

  16. LeQuan you always come up with such wonderful recipes, and I do enjoy reading your was no surprise to me that Lazaro asked you to guest blog!! Thanks to Lazaro for sharing your talents with his readers!

  17. What a great guest post LeQuan! I love that you utilize things that I've never heard of, i.e. abalone sauce, to make things that I would love to eat! Shrimp is one of my most favorite things ever.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  18. First off, thank you Lazaro for a really nice mention! I'm blushing!

    Second, LeQuan, I knew you would be asked soon! :=) I love enoki mushroom! I like the texture of it. Great choice to make this dish and your family all time favorite dish - Abalone!

  19. wow this sounds and looks amazing! What a brillant combination with all the lovely texture. This is a keeper! Thank you Lequan and of course Lazaro
    CookNg Sisters

  20. What a nice guest post and I know it was well deserved! This recipe looks great. I love all the mushrooms!

  21. Wonderful dish and a great guest post :)

  22. Excellent guest post! The shrimp looks really fantastic!

    I can't wait to see your rose water recipes on Saturday, Lazaro!

  23. Hi Lequan,
    mmmmm... i am a huge fan of mushrooms and this looks really similar to what my mum has made. Isn't abalone great? vunderbar!

  24. I'm so excited to see what you do with the rosewater!

    Excellent guest post. I've never had abalone before...but I love trying new ingredients!

  25. I use Shaoxing cooking wine for no particular reason too :P funny!

  26. Thanks for such delicious guest post!
    Simply Scrumptious !
    Lazaro I am waiting to see the magic of rose water!

  27. Thank you so much to all Lazaro's and my readers for leaving such wonderful, sweet comments. I really appreciate all your kind words. Thank you again Lazaro for this opportunity, it was fun!

    I left you a comment on your most recent post about your brother Alex, but I'm not sure if it went through. I'll come back and check again later.

  28. Oh my, I could eat all of this! It looks great ;)

  29. Another good recipe LeQuan!! You have the most unique recipes!!


    That is all.

    Oh, AND she makes a MEEEEEEAN chinese mushroom stir-fry. Thanks for showcasing her guest post. Her shrimp dish totally has me frothing at the mouth. :-)


  31. Oh, my dear LeQuan, you are the best!! I love each and every one of your posts because, like Aletheia so eloquently put it, U ROX MY SOX!! Love your wonderful dish, as always - especially the abalone sauce, mmm :)


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