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Mushrooms Topped with Crab Meat

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

Mushrooms Topped with Crab Meat
Ingredients:
1/2 pound fresh straw mushrooms
1 male crab
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil, dived into two equal amounts
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon ginger juice
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
dash ground white pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 egg white, beaten slightly
dash sesame oil
Preparation:
1. Make an X on the top of each mushroom; do not slit too deeply.
2. Steam crab for two minutes, cool slightly and remove all the meat, tearing it into small strands.
3. Heat two tablespoons of the oil, saute the garlic for one minute, then add mushrooms and stir-fry for two minutes before adding chicken bouillon, cornstarch, salt, and five tablespoons of water. Stir well for one minute, then drain and transfer to a serving platter.
4. Heat remaining vegetable oil, add sugar, cornstarch, white pepper, and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Then add crab meat and then the egg white; stir well before adding the sesame oil. Then pour over the mushrooms, and serve.

                                                                                                                                                       
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