Ideal in Spring
Low in Calories
Although they are available frozen, canned and packed in brine, fresh Bamboo are typically associated with Japanese cuisine and the Spring season. If the fresh ones are not available. any of these other forms will work well. A four ounce serving contains only about 27 calories.
Bamboo Shoots Sautéed with Chicken
2 cups of Bamboo Shoots
1 Chicken Breast
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 tablespoon chopped Onion
½ cup Stock or Dashi, preferably Chicken Stock
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce or to taste
First cut the Bamboo shoots into thin slivers.
Next,skin and bone the Chicken Brest. Cut it into thin slices against the grain.
Heat a skillet and when hot, add the Oil and bring to hot. When the Oil is very hot, cook the Onion in the Oil for about a minute.
Next add the Chicken slices and cook for another minute, stirring to make sure they are all cooked.
Finally add the Bamboo slices, Stock and Soy Sauce and simmer covered for about 10 minutes or until the flavors have blended. The recipe makes two or three servings.