Think of the best chicken soup you've had: steaming hot, rich, comforting, and soul-satisfying to the core. Now add to that the complex fragrance of fresh Thai herbs like lemongrass, galangal, a sweet shallots. And wait, we're not done yet! To that base, add a big fat pinch of warm Northern Thai spices and you're starting to get an idea of what yum jin gai is all about.
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Smooth and a little sweet with a mild soybean flavor, fresh bean curd skin is a delicacy. At dim sum houses, it's often stuffed with a mixture of ground pork with mushrooms and ginger, then bathed in a mild yet rich chicken-stock-based sauce. While it's typically a breakfast item, these rolls also make a good dinner dish when served with rice alongside.
Okay, tag this one for cold weather. Beyond rich, this bread pudding from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer Purcell (co-authored with Sandy Gluck) is total diet-busting comfort food. It's like filching the cheese toasts off 20 bowls of French onion soup and soaking them in heavy cream.
This Hungarian-inspired dish centers around a lemony mushroom filling stuffed into boneless chicken breasts. Once the meat is seared in a Dutch oven, the same pot is used to make a rich, creamy paprika sauce.
Loaded with intensely flavored mushroom duxelles, a flood of Mornay sauce, and crispy fried shallots, this French-inspired burger is sexy enough to make Escoffier blush.
This quick and simple stir-fry features both fresh and dried mushrooms for maximum flavor and texture, and chicken that's been water-velveted—an easy technique that guarantees tender, silky meat.
The Pitt Cue Co. chefs were wowed by the pickled mushrooms they tried at Momofuku in NYC. So wowed that the only way to take them up a notch was to deep-fry those suckers. They share the recipe for their uber-umami Crispy Pickled Shiitake in Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, and it is totally worth the effort.
These intense, soy-soaked mushrooms from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook, were inspired by chef David Chang's Asian-inflected pickles at Momofuku in NYC. The Pitt Cue crew take them a step further by deep-frying them in this week's killer Crispy Pickled Shiitakes.
Grain salads are forgiving and flexible, and nutty spelt takes well to all kinds of vegetables like fennel, arugula, or carrots. Here, quick-marinated mushrooms, leeks, and cucumbers combine for a refreshing, flavorful salad.
Quick and easy stir-fried lo mein noodles with cabbage charred until sweet, sauteed mushrooms, and Chinese chives in a light sauce.
Crispy and a little saucy, egg noodles pan-fried until they form a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-in-the-middle cake is a classic Hong Kong and Guangzhou dish. A nest of egg noodles are fried in a wok until golden brown and topped with a combination of stir-fried meat, seafood, or vegetables. Here's how to make my favorite version, topped with seafood in a light gravy.
It may not be traditional in the strictest sense of the word, but the combination of soy sauce and butter is quickly becoming a favorite both in Asia and here at home. One of my favorite ways to combine them? In a stir-fry, like this simple recipe with marinated flank steak, stir-fried with mushrooms.
This is an elegant meal for two, but not too elegant to make at home. A big sea bass or bream, stuffed with mushroom-truffle pesto, full of parsley and basil and pine nuts, and topped with crisp-broiled mushrooms. Who could resist that for dinner?
This play on hash uses the combination of earthy mushrooms, sweet asparagus, and thick cut bacon as the base for runny fried eggs
A robust, clean mushroom flavor makes this a great gravy to smother on steak, biscuits, mashed potatoes, pork chops, and more.
A 100% vegan sandwich made with smoked mushroom bacon, tomato, lettuce, and avocado.
Sweet, smoky, and crisp mushroom bits that can be used anywhere that you'd use bacon bits.
A quick skillet pizza using a pre-made pizza crust topped with sautéd broccolini, mushrooms, and cheese.
Soupier than the average sauté, this braised vegetable side course is great for pooling atop plain rice, lending subtle flavor to the entire bowl.
Blasted with lime, this red curry soup contains a commingling of chicken, kale, potatoes and mushrooms.