Chinese broccoli is a dark green leafty vegetable; also known as Gai Lan. It's eaten widely in Chinese and Thai cuisines. In this recipe, Oyster Sauce and garlic nicely compliment the bittersweet taste of this vegetable.
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- peeled and deveined raw shrimp
- 1 lb Chinese broccoli, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoons Thai yellow bean sauce, use just the beans
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoons sugar
- freshly grounded black pepper, or white pepper powder
- Heat oil in wok over high heat until hot but not smoking, then stir-fry garlic until lightly browned.
- Add shrimp and stir-fry until the color starts to change.
- Add broccoli and stock and stir-fry, about 2 minutes, until the leaves become dark green and wilted. The stems should turn medium green when done.
- Add bean sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar and stir-fry until broccoli is crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add pepper, and adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve with rice.