Steamed vegetables with dried scallops recipe

This chinese dish is very easy to cook, it is healthy and delicious.

Ingredients:
Chinese cabbage       5oo gram
Enoki mushroom        1 bundle
Baby corn                  10
Carrot                         1
Dried scallop              4
Stock                          1/2  cup
Potato starch              A little

Seasonings:
Salt         1 tablespoon
Sugar      1/2 tablespoon
Pepper    A little

Method:
1. Soak dried scallops in water for 10 minutes.

2. Steam the scallops  with the soaking water for 20 minutes. Tear the scallops into shreds, lay on the bottom of a bowl. Put aside the steaming water.

3. Cut the roots of enoki mushrooms, then cut the mushrooms into two sections. Briefly blanch in boiling water, lay on top of the scallop shreds.

4. Rinse cabbage and cut into wide wedges.

5. Cut baby corns unto halves.

6. Cut carrot into slices.

7. Briefly blanch cabbage, carrot and baby corns in boiling water.

8. Put vegetables on top of enoki mushrooms. Pour stocks and scallop steaming water in the bowl.

9. Bring water in the steamer to a boil. Steam vegetables over high heat for 30 minutes. Strain the steaming liquid into a bowl and invert the scallops and vegetables onto a plate.

10. Bring the steaming liquid and seasonings to a boil. Thicken with potato starch mixture. Pour over the scallops and vegetables.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time      : 30 minutes

You can stir fry the vegetables before steaming, this can shorten the steaming time. Frying cabbage until soft allows it to absorb the flavours of the stock better.

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