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Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs

Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs

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Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs 黑木耳虾仁炒蛋 is an easy way to cook up some wood ear mushrooms! In a stir fry the wood ear mushroom is crunchy and the texture goes great with stir fried shrimp and eggs!

By the way if you are a fan of shrimp and eggs 虾仁炒蛋, definitely check out Stir fry shrimp and eggs with basil recipe!

What is wood ear mushroom?

Wood ear mushroom, aka heimuer, black wood ear, 黑木耳, is a type of fungus that is used in many Asian cuisine.

Linguistically, 黑 is the Chinese character for black, pronounced ‘hei’, 木 is the Chinese character for wood, pronounced ‘mu’, and 耳 is the Chinese character for ear, pronounced ‘er’.

This mushroom is used in many types of dishes include hot and sour soup, and sometimes is also used in Chinese traditional medicine as it is known for nourishing blood and Qi, lungs, and has been used to lower blood pressure.

Wood ear mushrooms actually do not have a lot of flavor by itself – it is somewhat earthy and mild, however, it’s used in various cooking as it can soak up flavors of other things it’s cooked with. The texture can be either crunchy or soft depending on how long you cook it.

How to prepare wood ear mushrooms

Before cooking with wood ear mushrooms, you will need to soak wood ear mushrooms in hot water for at least 15 minutes to soften it. It’s ideal to soak them longer, you can soak them over night.

Rinse the mushrooms under the sink and rinse to clean. Then you can cut it however your recipe calls for.

For this recipe – we will be cutting them 1-2 inch length.

How to cook Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs

First, gather your ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 stalk green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (separated)
  • 1 cup wood ear mushrooms, soaked and drained
  • Salt, as desired

In a bowl, mix shrimp with cornstarch, rice cooking wine, and 1/2 tsp salt. Let it sit for 15 mins.

Rinse wood ear in the sink, and soak in hot water for at least 15 minutes.

Beat eggs in a bowl and mix the chopped green onions in.

Heat skillet in medium heat. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add shrimp and stir fry at high heat for 30 seconds or until they start turning color.

Add beaten eggs in to cooking pan. Let it sit for a minute or until the bottom solidifies, and then start to scramble it with the shrimp.

Stir fry until the shrimps are almost cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add another tbsp of vegetable oil in to the pan and then add the wood ear, and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.

Add the stir fry shrimp and eggs back in to pan, and cook for about another minute until shrimp is cooked thoroughly. Salt to taste.

Remove from heat and serve!

Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs

Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs

Wood Ear Mushroom Stir Fry with Shrimp and Eggs is an easy way to cook up some wood ear mushrooms! In a stir fry the wood ear mushroom is crunchy and the texture goes great with stir fried shrimp and eggs!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 stalk green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (separated)
  • 1 cup wood ear mushrooms, soaked and drained
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, mix shrimp with cornstarch, rice cooking wine, and 1/2 tsp salt. Let it sit for 15 mins.
    2. Rinse wood ear in the sink, and soak in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
    3. Beat eggs in a bowl and mix the chopped green onions in.
    4. Heat skillet in medium heat. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil. When oil is hot, add shrimp and stir fry at high heat for 30 seconds or until they start turning color.
    5. Add beaten eggs in to cooking pan. Let it sit for a minute or until the bottom solidifies, and then start to scramble it with the shrimp.
    6. Stir fry until the shrimps are almost cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat and set aside.
    7. Add another tbsp of vegetable oil in to the pan and then add the wood ear, and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.
    8. Add the stir fry shrimp and eggs back in to pan, and cook for about another minute until shrimp is cooked thoroughly. Salt to taste.
    9. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 306mgSodium: 1046mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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