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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wood Ears with Coconut Sauce, Ginger and Gojis

Today one out of those dishes that for some may seem very strange.

Already presented dishes with Wood Ears  (oriental mushrooms) in some of the workshops I've done about algae. But this time I decided to vary a little and had no algae so I used other ingredients.


Approx. a cup of dried Wood Ears s (soak about 20 minutes - will grow three or 4 times)
1 / 2 onion cuted very thin
1 tablespoon minced ginger
3 tablespoons red pepper, chopped
3 tbsp goji berries (pre-soaked 20 minutes)
1 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp good tablespoon olive oil
1 tbsp  of coconut milk (previously left in the cold to become a cream) - you can also buy it canned, cold pressed, organic.
Salt and pepper to taste
Some sesame seeds for decor


Cut everything, put in a large bowl, stir, garnish with parsley. See the photos ... is very simple.


Serve with green salad (lettuce, etc.) or as a starter to other dishes. Can also be served with Raw Bread .

Wood Ears

These wonderful mushrooms (Nam Meo in Vietnamese) grow on tree trunks in a natural way, they excellent nutritional qualities and according to the codex "Pen-ts to the Kan-mu" are good as a tonic and to clean the blood, has anticoagulant properties and help to prevent blood in the stool, bleeding and excessive menstrual flow. They are good for the heart, vital energy, calm nerves, nourish and balance the yin and yang and anti-aging.
Remind algae. After you have soaked it the consistency is a bit like rubber, like squid or octopus.
It is a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine and Vietnamese. Although it is sometimes referred to as a mushroom is a fungus that grows on trees.