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Quick Fix | Chinese broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Oyster sauce can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets, or at any Asian market. A good brand
to try is Lee Kum Kee Ö donít go with the cheapest brands, as they may taste too fishy. If you canít find Chinese broccoli (often called gai lan), you can easily substitute ordinary broccoli, or most any other leafy green. This makes a terrific side dish, or just pair it with a big bowl of rice for a light meal.

ingredients

10-12 stalks Chinese broccoli
2 cloves garlic, chopped

sauce
1/4 c. water
2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. wine
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. soy sauce
Ĺ tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. cornstarch

time 15 min
serves 4 (side dish); 2 (main meal)


1. Boil a pot of water. Wash the broccoli and trim off the ends. Chop the garlic.
2. When the water reaches a boil, blanche the broccoli for approximately 4 minutes (until the vegetables are cooked through, but still slightly crisp Ö you donít want them to lose their bright green color).
3. While the broccoli is cooking, mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
4. Drain the broccoli and set it aside
5. In a wok or skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil and stir-fry the garlic until it turns translucent. Add the cooked broccoli and the sauce ingredients. Cook until the sauce thickens, approximately 1-2 minutes. Serve.

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try pairing this dish with: ma po tofu
yu hsiang eggplant

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