Steamed vegetarian “chicken” with rice wine and ginger paste for confinement
For all you vegan moms and those who observe being vegetarian on full moon day, here is an easy steamed confinement dish without much work at all. Cardoncello mushroom or king oyster mushroom is used to substitute the chicken, which has a smooth and meaty texture.
100 grams cardoncello mushroom/king oyster mushroom, sliced
30 grams ginger, peeled and finely minced
1½ -2 tablespoons sesame oil
30ml cooking rice wine or glutinous rice wine
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon corn flour
Small handful fresh coriander leaves, for garnishing
1. Arrange the cardoncello mushrooms in a heatproof serving plate.
2. Mix the ginger paste, sesame oil, wine, salt and corn flour in a bowl and drizzle over the mushroom. Steam for 10-15 minutes.
3. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately.