Chinese Broccoli

Chinese Broccoli – Gai Lan

Chinese Broccoli Gai Lan

Chinese broccoli from Amy in Quakers Hill – she’s had to take a 3 months break to recover from a freak storm in November which almost wiped out her entire crop of Chinese veg and herbs.

With Chinese Broccoli eat the stem as well.

  • Chinese broccoli with fresh fish slices
  • Chinese Broccoli Slaw Salad
  • Gail Lan with spaghetti or egg noodles – beef added

Chinese broccoli with fresh fish slices

Chinese broccoli with fresh fish slices
Recipe type: Stir Fry
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 300g Chinese broccoli
  • 200g white meat fish such as mullet, sea bass, cod.
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbs ginger, shredded
  • 2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • Coconut oil
  • Fish marinade:
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame seed oil
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp corn flour
  • Seasonings:
  • ½ tbs oyster sauce
  • ½ tbs light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sesame seed oil
  1. Wash the Chinese broccoli and remove the leaves from the main stalks. Cut the leaves in half or thirds depending on its length. Peel the stalks if the outer skin is tough and cut into similar lengths as the leaves. Bring a pot of water to a boil with some sugar and cooking oil
  2. Blanch the Chinese broccoli for a minute or 2 before removing and rinsing it under running water. Wash the fish and slice them. Marinate them with the fish marinate with corn flour added last. Combine the seasonings together.
  3. Heat 1 tbs coconut oil in a wok and gently fry the garlic and ginger. Add the Chinese broccoli, water and seasonings and stir fry quickly Add the fish slices and let it cook for a few minutes. Thicken the dish with the cornstarch. Serve.

Chinese Broccoli Slaw Salad
Chinese Broccoli Slaw Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
  • 3 broccoli, finely cut including leaves (coleslaw)
  • 1 cup slivered almond
  • 1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 packages crushed ramen noodles (uncooked- chicken or original)
  • 1 -2 bunch shallots(chopped)
  • To make dressing:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup oil
  1. Mix all dry ingredients (except sugar) together, sprinkle with Ramin seasoning. Then mix dressing ingredients, add to salad and mix well. Can be served right away or chilled. If you wish broccoli to be slightly cooked steam then cool.

Gail Lan with spaghetti or egg noodles – beef added
Gail Lan with spaghetti or egg noodles – beef added
Recipe type: Stir Fry
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 1 pkt Angel hair spaghetti or egg noodles
  • 1 Chinese broccoli/Gai-lan about 5 sprigs, sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, cubed
  • ½ cup carrot, sliced
  • 1 -2 onion, cubed
  • 1 capsicum, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 ½ tsp salt
  • Beef added:
  • 400g sirloin or rump, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 3 tbs oyster sauce
  • 3 tbs Shaoxing wine, sake, dry white wine, or sherry
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  1. In a sauce pan add 6 cups of water and bring to boil, when starts boiling add salt and angel hair spaghetti and cook for 4 minutes or until cooked al dente. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. In a wok add butter/olive oil and add chopped onion fry for about 3 minutes then add chopped capsicum, carrot and cook for about 6 minutes, moving it around the wok. Add the finely sliced stalks of the Chinese broccoli and stir through for another 3 minutes then add the leaves and wilt for a further 3 minutes. Introduce the seasoning - Italian seasoning, red chilli flakes and tomato cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Combine cooked spaghetti into the vegetable mixture to combine well. Remove from the fire and when you are ready to serve add Parmesan cheese.
  4. Beef added:
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine. Add the sugar (the sugar and the oyster sauce will help the meat caramelize) and continue to whisk until completely dissolved. Stir in the tapioca starch and continue stirring until smooth. Add the sesame oil and beef, and mix well.
  6. First marinate the beef slices in soy sauce mix for 20 minutes.
  7. To cook heat up wok, add oil and place meat in single layer to cook. To caramelize the meat place it and let one side cook then turn. Do not flip the meat over and over. Set aside when cooked and add to the Gai Lan before serving or serve separately.




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