The Split Pea Soup (with slab bacon) was good, but I want to go back to my Chinese lunches, so this week it is Oyster Beef with mushrooms and sprouts.
The meat after cutting and marinating overnight in the Oyster Sauce:
And of course, the finished product !!!!
There isn’t much color in this dish. I only added half of the sprouts and thought that if I tossed in some broccoli there would be too much food. Did toss in a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.
Going to be a little more costly this week:
Oyster Sauce: $1.60
I bought everything except the meat at Big Lots last week when they had a “20% Off Everything” sale so those items are 20% less. I also stocked up on various Chinese ingredients. They did not how ever have any of the baby corn left !!
When I emptied the can of mushrooms, I noticed that it said “Product of China”. That got me to thinking a little bit. These mushrooms are not a gourmet product. I can hardly believe that a farm(er) in China can raise, process and ship a can of mushrooms to America and Big Lots can sell it for $1.00 and make money doing it. Is there a shortage of mushrooms in America????? America is not able to produce enough mushrooms so that it needs to be supplemented with Chinese imported mushrooms??