Saturday, June 7, 2008
Broccoli with Oyster Sauce Stir Fry
Broccoli..I can't even remember since when it has been a favourite veggie for me and my kids...not hubby though...and I really MEAN FAVOURITE...stirfry with a little oyster sauce and garlic..eat it with piping hot rice..ahh..the feeling is fresh from the field...I mean...garden..
2 bunches of broccoli
1 carrot, sliced
1 red capsicum,thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic - crushed
1 red chilli - sliced
1 small shallot (small onion)- sliced thinly
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt or to taste, as the oyster sauce is already salty
Boil some water in a pot.Add some salt and 1 tsp of oil. Blanch veggie for a couple of minutes. Prepare a bowl of ice cold water in the meantime.Take out veggie and dunk into the bowl to stop the cooking process. U'll get a nice green colour without overcooking yr veg. Drain well.
Next,in a wok,heat 1 tbsp of oil,mixed with a few good dashes of sesame oil. The combi of oil will produce a glaze effect on the veg later. Saute onion,garlic,chilli and add the oyster sauce.Pour a little bit of water to mix.Add some sugar and salt.Simmer till boiling,then then turn off heat. If sauce is too dilute,u may add some cornflour solution (1 dsp cornflour + 1/4 cup of water )to thicken it.Arrange veg on a plate and pour sauce over...eat it hot!