Recipe: Shiitake Shrimp and Snow Pea Stir Fry

This is a good Sunday dinner when making it for the first time. I haven't cooked with dehydrated shiitake mushrooms before so I gave myself a day when I would have enough time to redo if somehow I rehydrated wrong. The husband put in a movie, and by the time it was reaching resolution - dinner was done. I reccomend this Shittake Shrimp Snowpea Stirfry (by Martha Stewart) on top of boil-in-bag brown rice.

Recipe (adapted for a liveaboard galley)

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and halved (large ones quartered)
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used already cooked shrimp)
4 ounces snow peas, trimmed (2 cups)

1. Let shrimp defrost in cooking pot, if frozen.

2. Cut up ginger and garlic, place in bowl. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Let sit aside while other items are prepped.

3. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon and place in colander to drain. With water in pot, heat on stove and prepare brown rice (if using boil-in-bag rice).

4. Once rice is cooked, remove bag of rice and let drain. Use 3/4 cup of the hot water to pour over dehydrated shiitake mushrooms. Let hydrate, covered, for 20 minutes.

5. Remove mushrooms but retain the liquid. You may choose to add this liquid to your garlic ginger mixture. I did, and it was a nice addition. Word on the internet is that the liquid is rich and tasty.

6. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, just until tender, about 5 minutes.

7. Stir in garlic mixture and cook until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes.

8. Add shrimp and snow peas and cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes.

9. Serve stir fry over brown rice and enjoy : )


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  2. Wow! This is very nice and great dish because it is unique for all the recipes I read before. Later, I will try to cook this to my husband and I am sure he will like it very much because he loves shrimp. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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