Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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

I'll, no matter what, encourage you to a vegetable side dish. Oh-please, its essential, in fact, a must in my house. Otherwise I personally feel that a meal is not complete. What more, we are rice eaters and we just need the healthiness of a vegetable dish. So, would you agree that sometimes we just don't know where to begin with vegetables? I bet. For me, it all depends. Depends on time. Quick, easy and simple of course I wish for all the time. Today, let me share with you on how to make one. Yes please, this stir fried kai lan in oyster sauce. Of course, if you are not keen, then, of course, I always give you options right? Kangkung Belacan, Long Beans Milk Turmeric, Brinjal Anchovies Stir Fried, Mango Chutney, Aloo Gobi, Pada Salt Fish & Bean Sprouts Salted Fish. Now, this dish is 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)
2 tbsp oil

Simmer 2 cups of water in a pan.
Add drops of  oil and kai lan.
Just after 2-3 min, drain off the water and plunge kailan in cold water.
Gently squeeze out the water from kai lan and place on a plate.
Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of 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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