Stir Fried Zucchini with Oyster Sauce

Recipe by tgobbi
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb zucchini or 1 lb cucumber
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    teaspoon minced garlic (to taste)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt (or use a little light soy and cut back on the salt)
  • Sauce
  • 14
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 12
    tablespoon dry sherry
  • 14
    cup chicken stock
  • 14
    cup wood ear mushrooms, soaked & shredded (or Chinese black mushrooms, soaked & shredded) (optional)
  • cornstarch, mixed with a little water
  • 3 -5
    drops sesame oil (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • *These are the same mushrooms used in mu shu pork.
  • They are variously called tree ears or wood ears.
  • Pour boiling water over them and let soak for 15 minutes.
  • Remove tough stems with a knife and julienne.
  • They swell up to about four times their original size when soaked so it takes very little to make 1/4 cup!
  • Be sure to remove the stems because they are extremely tough.
  • If using cucumber, peel and remove seeds.
  • Zucchini just needs to be washed.
  • Slice or julienne.
  • Or cut in finger sized pieces.
  • Heat oil with salt in wok or skillet over high heat; add garlic and stir for a few seconds for aroma.
  • Add cucumber& wood ears; stir fry 1 minutes Stir in sauce.
  • Cover& simmer 1 minutes Thicken slightly with cornstarch mixture.
  • Stir in a few drops of sesame oil.
  • Serve immediately.
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