Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stir Fried Kai-Lan (Chinese Broccoli) In Oyster Sauce

Blanched kai lan with oyster sauce is the easiest. But if you like to elevate extra flavours, try this Nava's special style - kai lan with a sauce made with garlic, dried prawns, oyster sauce and vinegar.

150g kai-lan - split stems into two and cut all together with the leaves in 1 inch length
Few drops of oil

For the Sauce
5 garlic - chopped
1 tbsp dried shrimps/prawns - soaked for 10 mins and drained
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or any other)
3 tbsp oil

Boil 3 cups of water in a pan.
Add drops of  oil and kai lan.
Just about 2-3 min, drain off the water and plunge kailan in cold water.
Gently squeeze out the water from kai lan and put on a plate. .
Heat the 3 tbsp of olive oil and when heated, add shrimps and fry to a crunchy texture.
Add garlic and stir.
Pour in oyster sauce and balsamic vinegar
Stir to combine and top over kai lan.

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  1. YUMMY,,,I like that You use dried shrimp for the sauce adding delicious taste to it.

  2. wah... lapar lapar.... nak try buat takut jadi hitam plak sayur.

    Salam Singgah,
    Mr J
    Bukan Sekadar Weblog Biasa..

  3. I like kailan, especially the stem.This kailan looks so inviting!

  4. Oh, I love oyster sauce and the flavor it imparts...I can see using this technique on regular broccoli with a delicious outcome. Thanks for sharing this great recipe~

  5. I am so excited because my favorite dish to order is the garlic broccoli at our local restaurant. Now I can make my own. Thank you!

  6. What a lovely dish and your presentation is stunning!

  7. hi nava. i like kai lan very much, blanching is the best..perfect with oyster sauce... but i have never tried adding vinegar to it, good idea huh

  8. i like this vege. It's crunchy. For me i would just blanch it and out fried garlic and oyster sauce on top.

  9. Wow that looks like a very flavourful vegetable dish!

  10. Appreciate all the comments everyone, its also one of our fav veg and the simplest method of preparing it.

  11. I love, love, love green veggies, especially Kai Lan. Your Kailan dish here looks so mouth-watering. I think I can eat them all, alone!

  12. I love the photos, the food looks absolutely amazing!

  13. Hard to find the ingredient here, but love that colour! Greens are always welcome :)


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