Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stir-Fry Chayote with Fresh Black Fungus

There are many ways to cook Chayote. Other than making Chayote Salad with Five-Spice Marinated Tofu (佛手瓜拌香干), we can do a stir-fry with fresh black fungus.

Recipe for Chayote Salad with Five-Spice Marinated Tofu

Black fungus is very high in iron. Those who do not enjoy offals such as chicken liver or pork liver should try to incorporate black fungus in the diet as a source of iron - to help nourish the blood, and especially when you are on a vegetarian diet.

Stir-Fry Chayote with Fresh Black Fungus
Ingredients: Chayote, peeled and thinly sliced; fresh black fungus, rinsed and sliced; salt and white pepper to taste, drizzle of sesame oil, 2-3 slices of ginger

Directions: Heat some oil in a pan. Add ginger and fry till fragrant. Add the chayote slices and fry briskly. Then add the black fungus, fry and mix well with the chayote. Add 1-2 tbsp of water and allow to simmer at low-medium heat till chayote slightly softens. Salt and white pepper to taste and drizzle of sesame oil before serving.

There are many ways what you can do with chayote. I have done one salad previously and two stir-fries including this one which is going to Dhanggits Kitchen who is hosting Weekend Herb Blogging this week. What else?

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