Gai-lan or Chinese Broccoli is a very common vegetable consume daily by many Chinese or Asian..This vegetable is available in any Asian market in NYC.It's flavor is very similar to a regular broccoli, but slightly bit bitter.The best way to cook this vegetable is stir-fry or steamed.For me, I like to add plenty of fried garlic and fried shallot on the top and oyster sauce and Chinese wine as the gravy..This vegetable dish is easy and simple to cook yet healthy and delicious!!
1 lb fresh gai-lan(Chinese broccoli) peeled off the stems at the bottom
2-3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Chinese wine
3 scallion ,peeled and sliced thin
1 bulb garlic,peeled and sliced
5-6 tbsp oil
1:Prepare a large pot or wok of water at high heat.Drop few drop of oil in the water.When water rolling boil,place gai-lan in the water for 10-15 minutes.(if you want the vegetable to stay crisp and crunchy ,steam in shorter time)
2:Meantime,heat skillet with oil at medium heat.Add in sliced garlic and scallion into the skillet.Fry until golden brown or fragrant,remove and set aside.
3:Remove gai-lan from water,arrange in a plate.Use the same skillet ,add in some oil at medium heat,add in oyster sauce and soy sauce.When the sauce is bubbly boil,remove from heat and slowly pour onto the steamed gai-lan.Sprinkle fried scallion ,garlic and cut red chili pepper on the top.Serve immediately.