Quick and Healthy Chinese Broccoli - Gai-Lan
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Blanched gai-lan with oyster sauce.
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • one bunch gai-lan
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • oyster sauce and water
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. In the meantime, wash the gai-lan and trim off the ends
  3. Once the water reaches boiling point, add the baking soda, oil and salt
  4. In the meantime, prepare a large bowl of cold water in the sink, add ice if necessary.
  5. When the pot with vegetables returns to a boil, drain the gai-lan and plunge into the ice water to stop the cooking.
  6. Drain well. Place on platter and cut in half with scissors.
  7. For the oyster sauce, in a small dish pour a couple tablespoons of oyster sauce and thin with water. Pour on top as desired, or you can just dip into sauce if you prefer.
Recipe by Asian Lifestyle Design at https://asianlifestyledesign.com/2015/03/quick-and-healthy-chinese-broccoli-gai-lan/