It’s cold outside and we all want comfort food but here is a quick and simple healthy recipe to fill up on your greens! This Chinese inspired dish is composed of chive blossoms also called garlic chives (see picture below), shrimps and shiitake mushrooms. You will find chive blossoms at any Asian grocery store, if you live in Toronto, you will find them at Chinatown downtown.
Chive blossoms are an amazing addition to any stir fry as they add some spice without being too strong and overpowering and they will also add a nice crunchy texture. I love this stir fry for its simple flavors! I find that chive blossoms also make a great addition to any fried rice or noodles and it’s perfect for a quick meal.
Let’s start cooking!
- 1 bunch of chive blossoms
- 10 shrimps peeled and raw
- 4 dried shiitake
- 1 tbsp of oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp shiitake soaking water
- A pinch of salt
1- Soak the shiitake in hot water for about 30 min. Drain the water and keep it on the side. Dry the shiitake, cut off the stem and cut them into slices.
2- Rinse the chive blossoms under cold water and dry well. Cut the chives into 4 sections, so about 3 and a half inches each.
3- In a wok, add a tablespoon of oil. Cook the shrimps and the shiitake for a couple minutes, then add the chives.
4- Add in the soy sauce, sugar, and shiitake broth/soaking water. Keep stirring until the chives are softer but still firm and a bit crunchy. Turn of the heat and add in the sesame oil. Still well and enjoy!
This stir fry makes an amazing side dish but it’s also a great addition to fried rice or noodles. A very easy and quick recipe that is absolutely delicious!
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment section what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.