Monday, March 21, 2011
Kulinarya Vegetable Challenge: Bok Choy & Shiitake Mushroom Sotanghon
For this month's Kulinarya challenge, Erika of Ivoryhut picked vegetables.
I was never one of those kids whose mother admonished, "Eat your vegetables!" And no, it wasn't because I dove into the green stuff with gusto.
My mom didn't nag me, because she didn't eat vegetables herself. She is a strict carni-, black coffee-, and orange soda-vore. And she doesn't cook either.
This leaves me in a bit of a quandary. Make a Filipino vegetable dish? I don't think I know one.
So I made my own vegetable dish with veggies I happened to have in the fridge: baby bok choy and sliced shiitake mushrooms. I sauteed them with garlic and ginger, a little rice wine and a shot of oyster sauce. I served them over sotanghon, bean thread noodles, which I soaked in hot chicken broth until they were tender.
Does that count? I hope so. If not, it was good chow anyway.
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