OH! Magazine - Australian Version April 2016 - Page 15

PETE EVANS’ AMAZING ASIAN MUSHROOM SALAD www.peteevans.com.au www.peteevans.com.au PETE EVANS Celebrity chef Pete Evans delivers this nutrient-packed salad that will leave a lasting impression on every dinner guest. How to make it: 1. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil over high heat. Turn down to a simmer, carefully add the eggs and simmer for seven minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Drain and place the eggs in cold water and, when cool enough to handle, peel. Cut the eggs in half and set aside until needed. 2. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 3. Heat a wok or large frying pan over medium to high heat. Add the oil and sauté the wood ear fungus and the shimeji, oyster and shiitake mushrooms in batches for two to three minutes, or until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Place the mushroom mixture in a large bowl, then mix in the water spinach, enoki mushrooms, water chestnuts, crispy garlic and dressing. 4. Arrange the salad on a platter, top with the eggs and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. What you’ll need: 4 duck eggs or regular eggs 2 tablespoons coconut oil 100g wood ear fungus (see note), torn into pieces 100g shimeji mushrooms 150g oyster mushrooms, sliced 150g shiitake mushrooms, sliced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 large handfuls of water spinach (see note) or other greens 100g enoki mushrooms, separated 80g water chestnuts, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons finely sliced garlic, fried until crispy 1 tablespoon black and white sesame seeds, toasted Dressing 4 tablespoons macadamia oil or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon grated ginger 3 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes Note: Brown and ear-shaped, wood ear fungus are commonly used in Chinese cuisine. Water spinach is also known as morning glory and is popular in South-East Asia. Both are available from Asian grocers. YOU CAN FOLLOW PETE VIA: Web: peteevans.com Facebook: paleochefpeteevans Instagram: @chefpeteevans ( OH! MAGAZINE ) APRIL 2016 15