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Chow Gai Laan (Jade Green Broccoli)
From: echo

Adapted from a Chinese cookbook by Jim Lee that was published around 1970. This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks; I was introduced to it by friends who were Chinese students I knew at University of Virginia. The gai laan which the Chinese eat is not actually broccoli, but broccoli is a good substitute which works well in America, where most of us don't have access to gai laan.

SERVES 6

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 lbs broccoli, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine or rice wine

Mix together sugar through soy sauce plus 1/2 cup water and put aside.

Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat and add the garlic.

When garlic is golden brown, add the broccoli.

Turn the heat up and stir-fry 2 minutes.

Add sherry, cover quickly and cook 2 minutes.

Lift cover& add the soy sauce mixture.

When sauce thickens, remove and serve.