Ingredients for Mushrooms and scallops:
- TONS of mushrooms, I used king oyster, shiitake, mitake, and brown beech mushrooms
- 2 cloves of garlic
- however much scallops you feel like eating, I used 3/4lb of the small ones
- 3 finely chopped green onions
- 1 - 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- approx 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with water or broth, for thickening
- white pepper
Chop up all your mushrooms and get them ready for frying with garlic and the white parts of the green onion. Fry them with a good amount of oil (or butter) over med-high heat.
Once your mushrooms have softened, its time to toss in the scallops. Turn down your heat to medium, throw in some more green onion and generously dust with white pepper.
Time to add 1 - 2 table spoons of oyster sauce. Start small, you can always add more.
After a quick stir, add some of the corn starch mixture to thicken. It only takes a little. I used about 2 tablespoons and let it simmer for a few seconds.
Turn it out onto a plate so people can serve themselves. It only takes a few minutes for these small scallops to cook so don't over-do it! If you think they are just under-cooked, turn off the heat. The residual heat from the dish will finish them. Overcooked scallops are like pencil erasers... ew.
See here for my post on how to make miso soup (and not from a pack of powder!). I only used a little seaweed and some dried shiitake mushrooms in this soup tonight.
Food like this really has what it takes to boost your immune system and ward off cold and flu bugs. If you are already sick, you will be over it in no-time!
What are some of your cold and flu remedies that you swear by? Tom's mom makes a syrup by steaming honey and kumquats. It is absolutely delicious. I will beg her to make it even if I am not sick! I drink it straight, make a tea-type drink from it, or put it over cheesecake or ice cream... mmmmm!!!
I sort of refuse going to the doctor unless I am either dragged there by family or I have been sick for months (which has only happened once). I had a major allergic reaction to antibiotics so I swore off all of them. I'm not saying you shouldn't take them if you really need them! There comes a time when they are just necessary! But for me, I do all that I can to prevent ever having to take them in the first place.