How to cook… Stir Fried Asparagus and Mushrooms

Stir Fried Asparagus and Mushrooms is a good accompanying dish that you can have with a curry. In Thai it is called “phat aetsaparakat gup het hom”. It is not spicy and is simple to cook. In the ingredients pictured below, you can see shiitake mushrooms, two garlic cloves and chopped asparagus.

Pepare the asparagus first by taking off the outer skin and washing them. Dip them briefly into boiling water and then into cold water. If you are using dry shiitake mushrooms then you need to soak them in water first until soft. If you are using fresh mushrooms like us, you just need to trim them and wash in water. Heat some oil in a wok and add the crushed garlic, frying until golden brown. Next add the mushrooms. Stir for a minute or so and then add quarter of a cup of chicken stock, half a tablespoon of light soy sauce and a tablespoon of oyster sauce. Now add the asparagus. To thicken the sauce, add some tapioca flour that has already been mixed with some water. Give it a good stir and then remove from the heat. Come back to next week for another Thai Food Blog.

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