I found some dried shiitake mushrooms in the cupboard that my mom gave me some ten years ago (they were grown in Arkansas, of all places), so I decided to finally reconstituted them for this soup. To the best of my recollection, this is the first soup I’ve made from scratch. :-)
Here are the recipes I used for this healthy meal:
“Chicken, Shiitake and Bok Choy Soup”
(The water used to reconstitute the mushrooms was used, in part, to make chicken bouillon.)
“Asian-Style Grilled Tilapia”
(I substituted chili garlic sauce for red pepper flakes, added minced cilantro to the marinade, and served this atop sticky rice. While broiling, I reduced the marinade and served it over the tilapia.)
The sesame bok choy was prepared similarly to my earlier sesame swiss chard, but spiced up with a spoonful of chili garlic sauce.