I had a browse through and the recipes look very good. One warning though. She adds 'GF' for some of the ingredients but did not do so for the oyster sauce in the Chicken Stir Fry glutenfree-video-cookbook.blogspot.com/200
Oyster Sauce - Production from the website www.alanskitchen.com/Ingredients/Condiment
A "true" oyster sauce of good quality should be made by condensing oyster extracts, which is made by cooking oysters in water, where the aqueous mixture is then cooked until a desired viscosity has been reached. No other additives, not even salt, should be added to the sauce since the oysters should provide all the savory flavor. The sauce should be aromatic with great umami flavor. Unfortunately this method is expensive and only a handful of manufacturers are willing to use it.
Most oyster sauces are actually diluted solutions thicken with starch, chemical preservatives and caramel, with little or no oyster extracts. Typical oyster sauce also has large amounts of monosodium glutamate added, but in recent years MSG-free varieties can also be found. The taste of MSG and non-MSG variants may not be easily distinguishable.
Vegetarian oyster sauce prepared from mushrooms is also popular and generally cheaper, but generally contain more taste enhancers.
Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 3/7/2009 (02:15)
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