Chef Forti visited the empress of the Jo’burg restaurant scene, Emma Chen, at her extraordinary PRON restaurant, on DEKATv’s episode 8, and together they prepared a sumptuous Wood Ear Salad.
Broaden your culinary skills, and try this easy recipe at home to impress your loved ones.
You will need:
Wood ear mushroom, 150g
Red onion, half
Fresh red chili, half
Sichuan peppercorn, 5 g
Dry chili, 2 pieces
Rice vinegar, 10 ml
Soya sauce, 10 ml
Fresh coriander leaves, 20 g
Sunflower oil, 20 ml
Sesame oil, a few drops
Salt flakes to taste
Rinse and Soak Wood ear for 2 hours in lukewarm water until soft.
Blanch Wood ear and rinse with cold water, drain, break into large pieces.
Crush dry chili into fine pieces.
Roughly chop coriander .
Thinly slice red onion and fresh red chili.
Heat oil in a pan, throw in dry chili and Sichuan peppercorn, wait for fragrance then remove from heat.
Mix Wood ear, onion, fresh chili and coriander in a bowl. Pour in the fragrant oil (without the chili and peppercorn pieces), add vinegar, soya sauce and sesame oil, salt to taste.
Note: Fresh chili is option