Saturday, February 20, 2010
Shrimp Ball Mushrooms
Sharing a picture of a dish we had on Lunar New Year 1st. day. I had to confess I didn't make this. We paid $25/person to dine a 9-course meal in a Chinese restaurant with some Taiwanese friends. This was one item served on that day. We couldn't finish all the food and this was what I brought back along with white chicken, sauce duck, crabs and mei chai three layers pork. :P
But I can tell you how it was made, it was pretty easy actually. The top was shrimp balls, the bottom was Chinese mushroom. First, you minced the shrimps or processed it in a food processor, then you seasoned it with salt, white pepper, rice wine (or however you would like to season it) and shaped it into a ball shape big enough to place on top of your soften Chinese mushroom. Afterward, you steamed it until cooked, probably about 10-15 minutes. You can cut some broccoli for garnish. Quickly boil it in salt water to briefly cook it or you can cook it in the microwave. Garnished the broccoli around the round plate and placed the cooked shrimp ball mushrooms in the middle. Then, you can prepare the white sauce to pour on top. As for the white sauce, heat up a pan, add in chicken stock and let it boiled. When boiling, add in the cornstarch water mixture to thicken and stirred in some chopped scallion, removed from heat. Pour the thicken sauce on top to serve. Enjoy!