Chinese broccoli is a leafy green with florets, similar to broccoli raab. You can find it in Asian markets and some supermarkets.
1 1/2 pounds Chinese or regular broccoli
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon peeled, minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
How to Make It
If using Chinese broccoli, trim 1/2 inch from bottoms of stalks; discard. (Stalks more than 1/2 inch in diameter should be halved lengthwise.) Slice stalks into 2 1/2 x 1/4-inch sticks. (With regular broccoli, just use the florets.)
Combine 6 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large pot over high heat; bring to a boil. Add the broccoli stalks (or florets); blanch 2 minutes. Remove and drain in a colander. Add the leaves to the pot; blanch 1 minute. Drain broccoli in a colander.
Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger; stir-fry 15 seconds. Add broccoli, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, oyster sauce, and sugar; stir-fry 1 1/2 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Remove from heat; drizzle with sesame oil.
Fantastic! So easy and so delicious. I used only about a teaspoon of oil and no salt. It probably didn't even need any sugar. It took me just minutes because I keep frozen tablespoons of ginger in the freezer. I peel a large piece of ginger, put it in the food processor, freeze it in tablespoon servings, and then it is ready for recipes. This was so very fast and delicious. I was afraid it would have too heavy of an oyster sauce taste, but it didn't. Five minutes and you are done. Try it!
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