Martin's favorite Julia Child recipe

Julia Child's Favorite Wok-Sauteed Wild Mushrooms
Serves: 4

Oyster Sauce Mixture:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons oyster-flavored sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cloud ear mushrooms
  • ½ cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, halved
  • ½ cup small button mushrooms
  • ½ cup oyster mushrooms
  • ¼ cup beef broth
Cooking:
  1. Combine sauce mixture ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat wok over high heat until hot. Add cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic; cook stirring until fragrant.

  3. Add all mushrooms; sauté for 1-1/2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add broth; cover and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Add sauce mixture; toss well and serve.
Julia Child's Favorite Sichuan Spicy Beef
Serves: 4

Sichuan Sauce:
    2-1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 6 to 8 dried whole red chili peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 8 ounces tender beef, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, white parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and cubed
  • ¼ cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 8 ounces broccoli florets, parboiled until tender
Cooking:
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add cooking oil, chili peppers, garlic and peppercorns; stir until fragrant. Remove peppercorns, if desired.

  3. Add beef slices; cook, stirring until barely pink, about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

  4. Add onions and bell pepper; stir-fry for one minute.

  5. Stir in sauce, toss and cook until meat mixture is well coated. Toss in peanuts and garnish with broccoli florets.
About Martin Yan:

Millions of viewers have tuned in to watch TV chef Martin Yan, the internationally renowned star of the popular PBS series "Yan Can Cook."

The celebrity chef is the author of several best-selling cookbooks including "Chinese Cooking for Dummies," "Everybody's Wokking," "Martin Yan's Asian Favorites," and "Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking," the companion cookbook to his newest PBS TV show, "Martin Yan's Chinatowns," a culinary tour of 11 Chinatowns around the world.

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