Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Spicy stir-fried mushrooms Veg
1 tbsp groundnut oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion
450g/1lb small whole button mushrooms
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce or chilli bean sauce
1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
1 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp chicken stock or water
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
Heat a wok or large frying pan until very hot. Add the oil and when it's very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic, ginger and spring onions and stir-fry for about 20 seconds.
Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
Quickly add the rest of the ingredients except the sesame oil.
Continue to stir-fry for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked through and have absorbed all the spices and seasonings.
Just before serving, add the sesame oil and give the mixture a couple of quick stirs. Turn it on to a warm serving dish and serve at once, as the mushrooms are particularly delicious when hot.