Chive Flower Buds With Shrimp & Oyster Mushrooms Stir-Fry - Thai

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"I bought a bunch of chive flower in the international produce section because I was looking for chives and they were out so I decided to use these instead. I used them in an omelette and found the flavor pretty interesting, but had alot left, so what to do with it? I searched and tweaked the original recipe. It is SOOO quick to put together and the results are delicious."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (81.1 g)
  • Calories 108.2
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 32.5 mg
  • Sodium - 214 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 4.5 g
  • Calcium - 20.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

If the bunch of chive flower buds you bought has thick stems at the bottom, cut and discard the bottom 2 to 3 inches that seem tough and fibrous. Cut the remaining stems into 1 1/2-inch segments.

Step 2

Separate the oyster mushrooms into individual caps. Cut the larger ones in halves or thirds, so that they are bite-size pieces.

Step 3

Heat a wok until its surface is smoking hot. Add the oil and let heat 10 to 15 seconds. When hot, add the chive bud-and-stem pieces and stir-fry for about a minute. Follow it by adding the oyster mushrooms for another minute. Push the chive flower and mushrooms to the sides of the wok.

Step 4

Add the shrimp to the middle and stir around until just prior to turning pink.

Step 5

Add the oyster sauce, fish sauce, Holy Basil sauce if using. Stir to combine flavors. The chive blossoms should be partially wilted, cooked but still crisp.

Step 6

Immediately add the fresh Thai basil and quickly cook for about 10 or so second.

Step 7

Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary with oyster sauce, fish sauce, etc..

Step 8

(If you are substituting green garlic chives for the chive flower buds, the cooking time will be much shorter as they wilt faster.)

Step 9

Serves 6 to 8 with rice and other dishes in a shared family-style meal.

NOTE: If you can't find Holy Basil Sauce, use chili sauce to add heat. The brand I used was "Kanokwan" found in the Thai section of my local supermarket.

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No special items needed.