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Chinese broccoli ‘gai lan’ with oyster sauce

Serve this quick and easy Chinese-inspired recipe as a side to your favourite protein. Or as part of a banquet.
gai lan with oyster sauce

Also known as Chinese broccoli, gai lan is a quick and easy side dish that’s satisfyingly simple. In this recipe, we cook the gai lan in oyster sauce and serve it topped with fried garlic and chilli.

While they might be similar in colour and size, gai lan and bok choy are not the same. With its slim stems and floppy leaves, gai lan lends more to broccoli and kale than bok choy.

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Gai lan with oyster sauce


Gai lan with oyster sauce

1.Place oil and sliced garlic in a wok over medium heat. Once oil starts to sizzle, stir garlic continously, 2 minutes or until golden.Remove garlic immediately with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towel. Remove wok from heat, reserve 1½ tablespoons oil from the wok, discard remaining.
2.Cook gai lan stems in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute. Add gai lan leaves, cook a further 30 seconds or until leaves and stems are almost tender. Drain well.
3.Heat reserved oil in wok over high heat, add gai lan and sauces, stir-fry 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Serve topped with fried garlic and chilli.

Left over garlic frying oil can be saved and used for future stir-fries, or used for roasting vegetables.


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