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Three Mushrooms with Basil in Rich Sauce

By Martin Yan

Welcome to the wonderful world of mushrooms! This simple dish — the name says it all — introduces you to three different mushrooms, each with its own distinct texture and flavor. Really, it’s all about those different textures and flavors that intermingle in your mouth when you combine mushrooms in this way.

Preparation time: 12 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

8 to 10 fresh shiitake mushrooms

1 can (15 ounces) straw mushrooms

1 cup small button mushrooms

2 tablespoons cooking oil

8 basil leaves

1/3 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon oyster-flavored sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

  1. Halve the shiitake mushrooms.

    Quarter them if they’re large.

  2. Drain the straw mushrooms.

  3. Place a wok over high heat until hot.

  4. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides.

  5. Add the basil leaves and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 10 seconds.

  6. Add the shiitake, button, and straw mushrooms and chicken broth; mix well.

  7. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.

  8. Add the oyster-flavored sauce and dark soy sauce; cook for 1 minute.

  9. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in 2 teaspoons water.

  10. Add the cornstarch solution to the wok.

  11. Cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens.