Monday, January 30, 2017

Recipe: Stir fried leeks with sliced mushrooms (Vegetarian)

One of my favorite dishes to have during Chinese New Year is stir fried leeks. Leeks 蒜 are commonly served as the name is a homophone for "calculating (money)" (算suàn).  On the first day of CNY, we would cook a vegetarian version with sliced mushrooms, and on other days, we will add some dried shrimps (recipe) for extra flavour.

For the vegetarian version, you can flavour it with vegetarian mushroom sauce.

Stir fried leeks with sliced mushrooms
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8-9 minutes
Serves 3-4

350g leeks, trimmed and sliced into 2" lengths
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 Chinese or shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
2 tbsp water
1-2 tbsp mushroom sauce (Lee Shun Hing brand)
A pinch of salt

1. In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add shallots and fry for 2 minutes, until lightly golden.

2. Add the leeks and sliced mushrooms and stir fry for about 1 minute, then add the water and 1 tablespoonful of mushroom sauce and allow to cook for a further 2-3 minutes, until the leeks are cooked through. Taste and season with more mushroom sauce or salt as necessary.

Do check out this post for 9 Great Chinese New Year Vegetarian Recipes.

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  1. I've had too much meat so far for CNY this year, and I'd love a nice plate of your leek recipe! All the best to you and your family for the Year of the Rooster, Yen! ;)

  2. Gong Xi Fa Cai! I love leeks, so much flavor. Usually I have it with prawns. With so much eating going on, it's good to go vegetarian after that :)

  3. I usually stir-fry my leeks with either roast pork or Chinese sausage. Now you have given another healthier idea. Thanks!


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