Saturday, July 18, 2009

Broccoli Rabe in Oyster Sauce

Broccoli Rape is a common vegetable sell in Western supermarket.Rapini has many spiked leaves that surround a green bud which looks very similar to a small head of broccoli. There may be small yellow flowers blooming from the buds, which are edible.The flavor of rapini has been described as nutty, bitter, pungent, and "an acquired taste". It's also similar with "kai lan".But Chinese or Asian don't use Broccoli Rape in their cuisine.I saw Broccoli Rape on sale at $0.99 a pound and grab 2 bundles.Usually this vegetable are pricey if it's not on sale or seasonal.Well,this time I use the simplest method to cook this vegetable.Just blanched and pour some oyster sauce and soy sauce onto it.Yummy and refreshing!!

1 bundle broccoli rape,about 1 pound,wash and remove bottom stalk by 1 inch
5 cloves fresh garlic,peeled and sliced
4 tbsp cooking oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp premium oyster sauce
some fried lard(bak U bok) for garnishing
1:Prepare pot with water at high heat,enough to cover the broccoli.When water rolling boil,place clean broccoli rape into it for 1-2 minutes.Quickly remove broccoli rape from the hot water into ice bath cool water or running cool water to retain the crunchiness of the broccoli.
2:When cool, remove from the ice bath and shake off excess water.Place the cooked broccoli on a large plate.Then microwave for 30 second.
3;Prepare skillet with oil at medium heat with sliced garlic.Fry garlic until fragrant or until lightly brown,then add in soy sauce and oyster sauce.
4:When the sauce is bubbly boil,remove from heat and pour the sauce over the arrange broccoli rape.Garnish with fried lard and serve immediately.


Tanya said...

It's been a while since I cooked with oyster sauce, but thanks to this recipe, it's time has come again :-)

My Asian Kitchen said...

thanks for dropping by:)

Little Inbox said...

Not sure if you can understand Cantonese. This is the choy sum with flower, right?

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