Hubby suggested to go see a doc cause he's kinda freaked out with my sudden dizziness. As usual, the doc also asked if I had skipped my monthly period wahahah, dei, I'm not pregnant larh! Told her no, and so she checked my blood pressure, well, its a 120/90. She said that's a little high for my age and she suddenly asked me if I have been taking any pill supplements for these past few days. :P And of course it was a yes, hehe, I've been taking some pills (6 days liao) to make me go bubu jiew(pangsai lah) to detoxify mua body and try to eliminate my extra fats (=_=)", damn you food! So yeah, I had to stop taking them :( , seems to me that not everybody can take slimming pills eh? Dang!
Aight, today am gonna share with you a recipe on shitake mushrooms, yeah, those delicious mushy roomies, togetehr with long beans and garlic again ;). Do you know that Italian cuisine uses alot of olive oil and garlic? Yeah, this dish is simple and it is nice, when you clean and cut those shitake mushrooms, you can always keep them stems to make mushroom soup, delicious!
1 1/2 lbs. green beans
4 oz. fresh Shitake mushrooms
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
pinch of fresh basil and oregano (minced)
pinch of red pepper flakes
8 cloves garlic (minced)
In a saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil with 1 tablespoon salt. Add green beans .Boil beans for 4-5 minutes, until tender but not overcooked. When tender, shock beans in a bowl of ice water to prevent overcooking and retain bright green color. Remove after 30 seconds and let drain in colander.
In a large heavy bottom skillet, heat olive oil with cloves of garlic and mushrooms. Sauté until garlic becomes tan, but not brown. Add cooled beans, parsley, butter and remaining ingredients. Toss with cheese and serve when butter has melted.
Variations: A strip of lean bacon or Pancetta may be sautéed in olive oil before adding garlic, then crumbled in. For a piquant flavor, the beans may be served cold, as a salad, and dressed with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon or balsamic vinegar.