Tom Hibbert is the cook and co-owner of my neighbourhood cafe Good As Gold, successful Brockley, south-east London, wherever I often constitute this column. We regularly chat astir reducing nutrient and packaging waste, and, arsenic Tom says, “I’m trying truly hard to trim discarded successful the kitchen, and it’s truthful hard, but we’re dilatory making a difference, redeeming wealth and inventing caller dishes.”
Every Friday, helium puts connected a peculiar some to flex his culinary muscles, and to usage up surplus produce. Last week, it was 1 of his favourite Thai dishes, pad kra pao. As good arsenic a accepted mentation made with minced pork, helium besides makes 1 with the offcuts from the mushrooms for Tom’s fabulous fry-up, due to the fact that helium believes that mushrooms roast amended erstwhile skinned.
Mushroom tegument and stalk pad kra pao
Pad kra pao is simply a accepted Thai stir-fry made with aromatic beatified basil. If you can’t get clasp of any, it’s besides delicious made with Thai basil oregon adjacent regular basil, astatine a push. Whatever you use, marque definite you usage a batch truthful the crockery has a almighty aniseed flavour throughout.
At Good As Gold, Tom Hibbert makes it by mincing the kitchen’s mushroom trimmings, past frying them with aromatics earlier stuffing them into a immense sub rotation with crisp leaves, cucumber, carrot and sesame seeds, past topping those with a crisp fried ovum for other authenticity.
1 tbsp rootlike oil
1 shallot, peeled and finely sliced
3 ail cloves, peeled and minced
2-3 birds oculus chillies, to taste
170g mushroom stalks and skins (and/or full mushrooms and different leftover rootlike specified arsenic peppers, greenish beans and outpouring onions), minced
½ tsp unrefined sugar
1 tbsp acheronian soy sauce
2 tsp food sauce (regular oregon vegan)
1 tsp rice, white-wine oregon cider vinegar
3 ample sprigs Thai beatified basil (or Thai basil oregon regular basil)
To service (optional)
Rice oregon a brioche roll, chopped babe gem lettuce, cucumber ribbons, carrot matchsticks, sesame, sriracha and a crisp fried egg
Put the lipid successful a wok oregon frying cookware implicit a medium-high heat. When hot, adhd the sliced shallot, ail and bird’s oculus chillies, and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
Turn up the vigor and adhd the minced mushroom stalks and skins and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes until caramelised.
Add the unrefined sugar, soy and food sauces, and the vinegar, past stir-fry until absorbed.
Deglaze the cookware with a tablespoonful of water, scraping each the tasty bits from the bottommost of the pan, past instrumentality disconnected the vigor and disturbance successful the full beatified basil leaves and finely chopped stalks, and play to taste.
Serve with atom oregon successful a brioche rotation topped with chopped small gem, cucumber, carrots, sesame seeds, crispy shallots, coriander, sriracha and a crispy fried egg.