Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Chinese broccoli / Gai Lan served with garlic and oyster sauce

I love Chinese broccoli.  Whenever the yum cha cart comes around and Gai Lan is on it, I always order it.  The crunchy stalks coupled with the salty oyster sauce really is the perfect combination.  But if you're not up to paying up to $8 for this delicious dish, buy a bunch from your local supermarket (Coles currently have Gai Lan on special for $1 a bunch! They usually cost $1.49-$2 a bunch) and I promise you, this recipe will rival the one you'd buy at yum cha!

- 1 bunch of Chinese broccoli (about 300-350g) cut into 3 sections i.e. leaves and stems cut into separate pieces
- Approx 2L of water (or enough water to cover your Chinese broccoli in the wok)
- 2 tbs rice brain oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 tbs oyster sauce (there are gluten free versions available)

- Pour the water into a hot wok and heat until it reaches boiling point
- Add the stems first then the leaves and bring the water to the boil again.  Once boiling point has been reached for the second time, drain the broccoli and put it onto your serving plate
- Heat oil in wok, then add garlic and saute until golden brown
- Pour hot oil over the Chinese broccoli and then pour the oyster sauce on top.

Serve immediately with steamed rice, steamed fish... or eat it by itself!


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