Friday, January 27, 2012

Braised Mushroom with Abalone

My mum-in-law gave us this can of abalone to bring back to the US and this is our dish to celebrate the first day of the Chinese New Year.  Surprisingly...this dish is easy to cook.  Happy New Year to everyone!

1 can Horse Brand abalone (i use 3/4 of it)
3 dried mushrooms - soaked and stems removed (retain water)
3 dried scallops - soaked and roughly shredded (retain water)
few stalks of gai lan - leaves cut and stems peeled and sliced 
3/4 can abalone stock
2 cups chicken stock
2 cloves garlic - lightly smashed
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
a few cubes of rock sugar 
cornstarch solution
2 tsp fried shallot oil