If you find yourself in Shanghai , you have to go there. Kaitlin gets weekly cravings for it. Last summer, she got noodle fever and made us all get on a 5-hour high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai for that bowl of noodle soup. Just copy it and give it to the taxi driver! So, inspired by the braised mushrooms that top those noodles, I made this Chinese braised chicken with mushrooms.
Sesame Garlic Mushrooms
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A while back, while living in deepest, darkest Transylvania , amato mio and I spent a lovely weekend in the delightful medieval city of Sibiu. One evening, as we wandered through the city, were lucky enough to witness a beautiful church service at least, the part which was held outside. Now, it could be that the priest was chanting about hellfire and damnation, and telling everyone they are all depraved sinners… but because my Romanian is not up to par, I was content to just appreciate his sonorous chanting for the way it sounded to my ears! Once the priest and congregation moved inside the church, we moved on, seeking somewhere to dine. In the village we lived in , which was populated by subsistence farmers, humans and animals have a symbiotic relationship; without animals, the people would starve. But I digress! In fact, actually, our quest for food digressed too, when we happened upon a wonderful orchestra giving a free open air concert in the city square!
Mushrooms with a Soy Sauce Glaze
An Asian-style marinated mushroom recipe makes a great side dish. It also works well as a topping for rice, noodles, and salads. There's lots of room to be creative depending on which flavors you want to highlight. Add sake for a more Japanese style, or increase the amount of soy sauce and sesame oil for a different taste.
Line the base of a large heavy-based roasting pan with baking paper. Step 2 Combine brown sugar, garlic, sauces, orange juice and star anise in a large bowl. Step 3 Cut mushrooms into about cm pieces. Add to brown sugar mixture.