Chinese Broccoli in Ginger and Wine Sauce Stir-fry
Broccoli in Ginger and Wine Sauce
Broccoli in Ginger and Wine Sauce
The Chinese claim that broccoli loves the company of wine and sugar and this recipe is a good example. While it was originally intended for Chinese broccoli, which is smaller and slightly different in flavor, this recipe works equally well on the regular broccoli that you buy at the supermarket.
The combination of wine with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame seed oil brings out the flavor of the broccoli.
This recipe was intended for plain broccoli but I like to at least add some water chestnuts to give it a little crunch. Sometimes, I also add baby corn and or chunks of red bell pepper to give it some color and to add complexity. I find that baby corn and bell peppers also love wine and sugar.
1 Lb. of Fresh Broccoli Crowns (Cut into finger sized pieces)
3 Thin Slices of Ginger Root (the size of quarters)
3 Cloves of Garlic (crushed and peeled)
½ Cup of Canned Water Chestnuts (cut in half crosswise)
3 Tablespoons of Oil
Optional Additional Ingredients
1 - 15 Oz, Can of Baby Corn (drain and cut in half lengthwise)
1 Red Bell Pepper (seeded and cut into one inch squares)
2 Tablespoons Thin Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Black Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
¼ Cup Dry White wine
2 Teaspoons Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tablespoons of Water
- Blanch the broccoli for 60 seconds in boiling water..
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, stir-fry the garlic and ginger for 30 seconds and then discard them.
- Add the broccoli and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
- Add the water chestnuts, stir in the sauce mixture and cook for another 30 seconds.
- Swirl in the cornstarch water, reheat the mixture and serve hot with steamed rice.
If you add the baby corn and red pepper, increase the sauce mixture by fifty percent.
This dish would serve as a tasty side dish for hamburgers, meatloaf, pork chops or almost any form of chicken.
If you want to stay with a Chinese theme, you may want to try one of the following:
Chinese Five-Fragrance Pork Chops
Chinese Chicken Curry
Chinese Puffed Crisp Chicken Balls
Chicken Wings and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce
Sichuan Spicey Shrimp
Sichuan Spicey Beef Stew
Hunan Spicey Stir-fried Scallops
How to Make Steamed Rice
What is Chinese Broccoli?
- Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce - Gai Lan - Recipe for Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce - Oyster sauce nicely complements the bitter-sweet taste of Chinese broccoli (gai lan).
- Kai-lan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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