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GAI LAN WITH OYSTER SAUCE

Easy to prepare, and full of flavour, this dish of fragrant Chinese Vegetables ticks all the boxes.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 2 bunches gai lan (Chinese broccoli), washed
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) oyster sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbs light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
Method
  1. Cut the gai lan stems from the leaves. Cut the stems in half lengthways. Cut the leaves in half crossways.
  2. Combine the oyster sauce, garlic, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Cook the gai lan stems and leaves in a large saucepan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water. Drain. Transfer to a serving platter.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a saucepan over high heat for 30 seconds. Pour over the gai lan. Drizzle over the oyster sauce mixture and serve.

Source: Good Taste, May 2007. Recipe by Chrissy Freer.

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