Chargrilled broccolini with shiitake XO sauce

An impressive side dish for your next dinner party. Start this recipe one day ahead.
Broccolini topped with shiitake XO sauce served with bowl of rice

Chargrilled broccolini with shiitake XO sauce.

1H 30M
1H 45M

In this flavour-packed side dish, crispy, chargrilled broccolini is stir-fried in a shiitake XO sauce.

Start the shiitake XO sauce a day ahead.

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Shiitake XO sauce


1.Make shiitake XO sauce.
2.Place broccolini in a large heatproof bowl with enough boiling water to cover; stand for 2 minutes. Drain; pat dry with paper towel.
3.Heat a grill plate (or pan or barbecue) over medium-high heat. Toss broccolini and oyster mushrooms with combined grapeseed and sesame oils; season. Cook broccolini, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes or until charred and tender. Cook the mushrooms, turning occasionally, for 4 minutes or until golden and tender. Cook green onion for 2 minutes, turning, until charred.
4.Heat 1 cup of the XO sauce in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add broccolini and mushrooms; toss to coat.
5.Arrange XO broccolini and mushrooms, and green onion on a serving platter; serve with rice.

Shiitake XO sauce

6.Place cooking wine and 200ml water in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil. Remove from heat; add shiitake mushrooms. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Drain mushrooms, reserving the soaking liquid. Process soaked mushrooms with the chilli, onion, garlic and ginger until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; stir in mushroom mixture, sugar and chilli flakes. Carefully add the reserved soaking liquid. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until reduced and deep golden. Stir in soy sauce and vinegar; cook for a further 5 minutes or until reduced. Cool.

Start this recipe 1 day ahead.


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