Three Vegetable Stir-fry
The combination of shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, and baby corn provides an interesting contrast in color and texture. Serve with a more highly seasoned dish.
4 ounces snow peas
1½ tablespoons oil for stir-frying
1 can baby corn, rinsed and drained
6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Wash and string the snow peas.
Add oil to a preheated wok or frying pan. Add the baby corn and stir-fry briefly, then add the snow peas. Stir-fry until the snow peas turn a bright green. Push them up to the side and stir-fry the mushrooms. Add the dark soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Mix through.
The Chinese love to create vegetable and dessert recipes with 3, 5, or 8 main ingredients, as these are considered to be lucky numbers. The number 8 is particularly auspicious, symbolizing sudden prosperity and good fortune. The next time you're dining at a Chinese restaurant, look for recipes with these numbers in their name.