Sometimes great dishes/recipes are born of necessity, as was this dish tonight. As a Roman Catholic on Ash Wednesday, I needed a meatless dish and, because I am “hitting the road” again in a couple of days, finding ways to use the fresh produce in the fridge was a priority. An ingredient search quickly led me to this recipe and it was a winner for me. I didn’t measure anything – the beauty of cooking is that you can use ingredients to your own tastes rather than adhere to strict measurements as is the case, for the most part, with baking. If you want more soy sauce and oyster sauce (as I did) add a little more! More sauce? Add a little more cornstarch mixed with water or chicken broth. I had mushrooms as well as broccoli to use up so I substituted the mushrooms for the indicated water chestnuts, which I really think I prefer anyway. I tossed this with some spaghetti to which I added a good dab of butter and finished it all with a sprinkle of chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. It was a simple and deliciously satisfying dinner. I and my tummy are doing a happy dance.
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Sometimes great dishes/recipes are born of necessity, as was this dish tonight. As a Roman...