Stir Fried Napa with Shrimp and Black Fungus

Napa cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. I guess it’s because I grew up with it.

When I was little, there were not too many fresh vegetables available in winter time. I think what we had was napa cabbage, carrot, and tunip. So we had to eat napa all winter.

Ingredients:

napa cabbage, shrimp, black fungus, onion, seasoning.

I left onion out when I took the picture.

Methods:

1. Soak black fungus in cold water for about 1 hour. Then clean real good, raise with water, drain well.

2.  Chop/slice napa into pieces, seperate leaves and the white leaf veins.

You can chop/slice napa any way you like.

3. Chop onion into pieces, peel shrimp.

4. Heat up the skillet on medium high heat, add cooking oil. Add chopped onion into skillet, cook for several minutes until it gets a little bit tender.

5. Add black fungus and white napa leaf veins into skillet, cook for several minutes.

6. Add napa leaves into skillet, cook for several minutes until leaves start getting tender.

                    

7. Add shrimp into skillet, cook until shrimp start turning into pink color.

8. Add seasoning into skillet, quickly stir it until all the seasoning is evenly spreaded.

For seasoning, I used venigar, salt, little bit sugar.

If you think this dish is too dry, you can add some water & corn startch mixture into the skillet at last minute, stir evernly, then you should have some sauce.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

 

This is one of my most favorite way to cook noodle. It tastes a lot better than regular stir fried noodle.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanIngredients:

fresh noodle, green bean, ribs, ginger root, seasoning (salt, sugar, cooking wine, vinegar, soybean sauce).

Methods:

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanSteamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean1. Slice ginger root, take 4 slices, put into cold water in wok, add some cooking wine into water.

2. Chop ribs into small pieces, then put into cold water, set wok on high heat, bring to boil, then simmer for several minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanI had the butcher sliced ribs short when I bought it.

3. Add water into wok, just enough to cover ribs, add cooking wine, vinegar and a little bit sugar, then add ribs back into wok, high heat to boil, simmer for about 30 minutes or until ribs are done.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean4. Meantime, tear the edge off green bean, then tear into shorter pieces, wash with water, drain.

5. Add green bean into wok when ribs are done, add salt, soybean sauce, simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until green bean start getting soft.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean6. Spread noodle over rib and green bean, cover with lid, simmer for about 20 minutes.

7. Turn heat off, mix noodle with rib and green bean, so noodle will be coated with leftover juice in wok.

 

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

 

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and Woodear

 

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and Woodear

Stir fried napa is one of my favorite dish, it’s quick and easy, and it tastes good. The change on this dish is other ingredients cooking with napa.

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and WoodearIngredients:

napa, woodear, onion, meatball, seasoning

Methods:

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and Woodear1. Soak woodears in cold water, then clean them up, tear big pieces into small pieces (about same size as napa and onion).

2. Chop napa and onion into pieces, chop meatball into half.

I prefer chop napa leaves and napa white separately. You can click the link to see details on chopping napa cabbage: How to Chop Napa Cabbage.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, saute onion on medium heat until tender.

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and Woodear4. Add meatball into skillet, saute for several minutes, then add white parts of napa and woodear.

5. Saute napa white until tender, then add napa leaves, saute until leaves get tender.

6. Add seasoning, stir well, then serve.

I normally would use more vinegar when stir fry napa.

 

Stir Fried Napa with Meatball and Woodear

 

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic

 

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic

 

Luffa is one of my favorite kind vegetable. It’s easy and quick to cook it.

Stir Fried Luffa with GarlicIngredients:

luffa, garlic, seasoning to taste

Method:

1. Peel and chop luffa into chunk shape.

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic2. Mince garlic.

If you don’t want to mince garlic, you can mash it first then chop it really fine.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, add garlic into skillet, cook on medium heat until you can smell cooked garlic.

4. Add luffa into skillet, cook until luffa get tender, add seasoning, stir and mix well.

5. Serve when hot.

 

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic

 

 

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and Onion

 

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and Onion

 

If you like eggplant, you’d like this casserole.

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and OnionIngredients:

1 pound eggplants, 1/2 cup bacon crumb, 1/2 large onion (diced), 1/2 cup bread crumb, 2 large eggs, salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and OnionEggplant Casserole with Bacon and Onion1. Cut eggplant into cubes, then boil in a pot with salted water, simmer until eggplant get tender, drain well and set aside.

2. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, saute onion until tender, then add bacon crumb, stir fry for several minutes, set aside to let it cool.

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and Onion3. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

4. Mix eggplant and onion, bacon together, then mix egg into mixture, then add seasoning to taste, mix bread crumb into mixture.

5. Scoop the mixture into baking dish, bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

I used individual baking dish, baked about 25 minutes.

Eggplant Casserole with Bacon and Onion

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and Onion

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and Onion

 

I love asparagus, especially stir fried asparagus.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and OnionIngredients:

asparagus, shrimp, onion, seasoning.

Method:

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and Onion1. Clean shrimp, make sure the black vein is removed.

2. Chop onion into chunk, and chop asparagus into short strip.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, cook onion until tender on medium high heat.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and Onion4. Add shrimp and onion into skillet, stir until shrimp change color.

5. Add seasoning to your taste.

I don’t like heavy seasoning, so I just used salt and a pinch sugar.

6. Transfer to plate, serve when hot.

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Shrimp and Onion

 

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and Cheese

 

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and Cheese

 

I started liking casseroles now. But I think I like the leftover better because the flavor really get soaked in several hours’ sitting.

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and CheeseIngredients:

2 medium size zucchini, half a onion, 5 eggs, 1 small tomato, 1 cup shredded cheese (divided into 2 portion), 1 cup bread crumb, 1 clove garlic, 3 tbsp cooking oil, seasoning to taste.

Method:

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and CheeseZucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and Cheese1. Chop zucchini, onion and tomato into cube-shape.

2. Mince garlic.

3. Mix all the ingredients but 1/2 cup cheese together.

4. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF.

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and CheeseZucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and Cheese5. Spray the baking dish with non-stick spray, then scoop the zucchini mixture in, bake for 30-40 minutes.

I used individual serving size baking dishes, baked 25 minutes.

6. Take baking dish out, sprinkle with leftover cheese, bake until cheese is done.

 

Zucchini and Onion Casserole with Bacon and Cheese

 

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green Onion

 

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green Onion

 

This is the very first time to me to cook eggplant from my own vegetable garden, and this is why I decided to cook something really special.

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green OnionFried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green OnionIngredients:

Dipping Batter: flour, corn starch, egg, seasoning

Eggplant Sandwich: eggplant, shrimp, green onion

Method:

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green Onion1. Mix flour and corn starch as 1:1, then add seasoning, egg and water to make a dipping batter.

2. Chop green onion into little pieces, sprinkle with salt, set aside.

3. Chop shrimp into little pieces, mix with green onion.

4. Slice eggplant.

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green Onion5. Spread some shrimp mixture on 1 slice of eggplant, then cover with another slice of eggplant to form an eggplant sandwich. Repeat until all the eggplant slices are gone.

6. Heat up deep fryer.

7. Dip eggplant sandwiches into dipping batter, then deep fry until it’s golden brown.

8. Drain on paper towel, serve when hot.

 

Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Shrimp and Green Onion

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion

 

I love asparagus, but there’s really not a lot of ways to cook it, and it’s hard to seasoning it.

Ingredients:Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion

asparagus, mushroom, onion, garlic (optional)

Method:

1. Chop asparagus into short sticks.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion2. Chop mushroom and onion into pieces.

3. Mince garlic.

4. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, cook onion until tender.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion5. Add mushroom and asparagus into skillet, stir fry for several minutes, then add seasoning, after mix well add garlic.

I used some oyster sauce, and salt, white pepper, sugar.

6. After you smell garlic, mix 1 tsp corn starch and 2 tbsp water, stir well, add to skillet, quick stir until all the vegetable get coated.

7. Transfer to plate, now it’s ready to serve.

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Mushroom and Onion

 

 

Stew with Rib and Sauerkraut

 

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This is my first time cooking with sauerkraut. There is something similar to it in China, it’s made of Napa Cabbage, not regular cabbage.

Ingredients:sauerkraut00101

sauerkraut, ribs, cellophane noodle, seasoning to taste, ginger root (optional).

Method:

1. Soak cellophane noodle in cold water, set aside.

sauerkraut001022. Pour cold water into skillet, add ribs, add cooking wine, little vinegar, maybe several slices of ginger root or ginger powder. Bring to boil on high heat, then simmer for about 5 minutes.

3. Drain ribs, rinse with warm water, set aside.

4. Form sauerkraut into several balls, squeeze some juice out of it, so it won’t taste too sour.sauerkraut00103

5. Pour enough water into skillet, bring to boil, add cooking wine and little sugar.

6. Put ribs and cellophane into skillet, then cover with sauerkraut, bring to boil, simmer for about 10 minutes.

7. Add salt into skillet, and any other seasoning you like, such as pepper, soybean sauce, etc.

8. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until cellophane noodle turn clear.

9. Serve when hot.

 

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