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.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

 

I’m not a big asparagus person, but once a while, I miss it. I use to stir fry it with eggs. But I noticed that it makes eggs looks darker in my lunch box next day. So I decided to cook it with meat this time.

Ingredients:Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

Asparagus, onion, wood ear, preserved pork, seasoning to taste.

Method:

1. Soak wood ear in water for at least 1 hour, then clean and drain good.Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

2. Chop asparagus into inch-long sticks.

3. Slice preserved pork into thin slices.

4. Chop onion into cubes.

5. Heat up skillet, no oil needed, set on medium high heat.Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

6. Cook preserved pork for several minutes until the fat start looking clear.

7. Add onion to skillet, cook for several minutes until onion start getting tender.

8. Add some cooking wine and vinegar into skillet, mix well.Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

9. Add asparagus and wood ear, keep cooking for several minutes.

10. Add salt, pepper, and a pinch sugar into skillet, stir well.

11. Transfer to plate and serve.

 

 

Stir Fried Asparagus with Preserved Pork

 

 

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear

 

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear

 

Bitter Melon is also called Bitter Squash. As its name, it does taste bitter, but it’s good for you, by Chinese sayings. Actually, anything tastes bitter is good for your health, by old sayings in China.

I’m not a bitter melon fan, but I do cook it once a while, mainly stir fry with eggs.

Ingredients:Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear

2 medium size bitter melon, 3 eggs, 2 red cayenne pepper, 10 wood ear, seasoning to taste.

Method:

1. Soak wood ear in water for about an hour, then clean it up. Tear into smaller pieces if it’s too big.

2. Cut bitter melon in half, scoop the seeds out, then chop into pieces.

3. Chop pepper into pieces.

4. Mix eggs with a little bit cooking wine, set aside.

5. Heat up skillet with high heat, add cooking oil, pour eggs, cook until eggs get firm. Transfer eggs to a plate, set aside.

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear              Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear

6. Add cooking oil to skillet, stir fry wood ear until you start hearing it pop.

7. Add pepper and bitter melon into skillet, cook for several minutes, then add salt and pepper, a pinch of sugar. Keeping cooking and stirring.

8. Add cooked eggs back into skillet, keep cooking until bitter melon get some tender.

9. Transfer to plate, serve when it’s hot.

 

Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs and Wood Ear