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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hong Kong-Style Broccoli



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I suspect only Bob is more grateful than you to see I've come to the end of the broccoli trilogy. My final effort is patterned after a dish we had in Hong Kong several years ago. Before I get too far into the recipe, I want you to know that Hong Kong is an extremely cosmopolitan city where you can get any type of food you crave, including pizza and paella. That something is called Hong Kong-style really doesn't mean too much and, if you are interested, information about all eight of the regional cuisines of China can be found here. Samples of all those cuisines can be found in Hong Kong. Generally speaking, Hong Kong-style refers to any dish that is stir-fried and mildly spiced, much like Cantonese food here in the U.S. This is a quick and easy way to prepare broccoli. It is also delicious and works well as a side for non-Chinese meals. If you are looking a new way to prepare broccoli, I think you love the crispness, color and taste of this one. Here's the recipe.

Hong Kong-Style Broccoli...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
Sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Broccoli
2 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying
1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
2 quarter-sized pieces of ginger, very finely chopped
1 pound broccoli florettes
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt to taste
1/4 cup water

Directions:
1) To prepare sauce: Combine water, oyster sauce, wine and cornstarch in a small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
2) To prepare broccoli: Heat wok or large frying pan. Add oil and heat until it shimmers. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and stir fry until bright green. Add sugar and salt. Pour in water, cover pan, and cook for about 2 minutes. Make a well in center of pan and pour in sauce. Stir until thickened. Toss broccoli in sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot. Yield: 4 servings.

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51 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I like this recipe- we eat a lot of broccoli but I have never used an oyster sauce with it- I made broccoli cheddar biscuits tonight!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love the flavor that oyster sauce adds- this dish would be a perfect complement to just about any main dish. Thanks! :)

Jeannie said...

That looks so fresh and delicious, Mary. I love brocolli too!

Ginny said...

I have roasted broccoli, but never saw a recipe like this, very interesting.

Satya said...

beautiful recipes ...love broccoli ,must taste wonderful with these flavorful sauces
Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Katerina said...

I always try to find new ways to cook vegetables. This is a keeper. Thanks Mary!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I cook this HK broccoli quite often, usually i add some chopped garlic. Good try.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mmmmmmmm I must try this it sounds delicious. Diane

My Little Space said...

Mary, I love this kind of cooking method alot. Very simple and tasty and of coz, healthy looking as well. I can finish the whole dish all by myself.
Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Blessings, Kristy
p/s when will your grandsons coming over? I'm sure you're getting more & more excited.^_^

Fuat Gencal said...

Hayırlı günler, ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.

Saygılarımla.

Alessandra said...

Great! and this wy they stay nice and crispy :-)

ciao

Alessandra

Sushma Mallya said...

yummy..

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well all I can say is that Bob SHOULD be grateful you've used the broccoli so imaginatively in three such different ways!

Happy travels!!

Ana Powell said...

Lovely, simple and so packed with flavour ♥

Joanne said...

I could never tire of finding new ways to prepare broccoli! Love the spice in this!

From the Kitchen said...

We both enjoy broccoli so you haven't bored me with your broccoli postings at all. I've never prepared it this way but like all the components so putting them together could easily happen. I did your cranberry sauce for our pork loin yesterday. I have to admit that I added orange zest to mine because in jotting down your recipe, I thought it called for the zest. My mistake but a good one. We thought it was a delicious sauce. Thanks for a tasty Tuesday dinner.

Best,
Bonnie

Tasha said...

Broccoli makes a weekly appearance in our home (my little one loves it), and this preparation sounds just lovely with the ginger, garlic and touch of sweetness.

Kim said...

It's not often, that we bloggers, publish some side dish recipes! I like this one, because it has an asian twist and I like ginger a lot!

Jenn said...

I'm not a huge fan of cooked broccoli, but this does look good...and I do so love Asian flavors!! I bet I'd devour this!

Rita said...

I do make the cranberry pork roast but in my slow cooker. We love broccoli and this recipe is a keeper.
I have been following you for quite a while so, I think you will agree with me that 70 is pretty good.
Rita

Faith said...

What a flavorful way to cook broccoli! That sauce sounds really wonderful, Mary.

Design Wine and Dine said...

My 4 yr old loves broccoli prepared in a similar fashion but I like this recipe better and will try it soon for sure!

I love when the broccoli gets that little crunch you speak of! Nice kicked up green!!! Thanks Mary!

teresa said...

mmm, this looks great! i love broccoli but i get bored with it sometimes. problem solved!

lilyng said...

mary

this is the way to go with brocolli.

you have a good day

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Bob sounds a little like one of our former Presidents. But, with a preparation like this, how can one not love broccoli?

Priya said...

Am ready to finish that whole plate..

StephenC said...

My favorite part of your recipe is the admonition to "serve hot". I've given up steaming broccoli because it ends up lukewarm by the time it gets to the table. I've got everything you used and will try this within a few days. Thanks.

Biz said...

I am going to have to give oyster sauce another try - I may like it in this dish! (and maybe add some sriracha sauce to spice it up!)

♥ Kathy said...

It's so funny Mary, it's like we've been on the same wavelength recently. I'm making Chinese food for supper tonight! I might just have to throw this dish in too!

From the Kitchen said...

Mary: I did use the orange juice as well. I'm thinking this sauce might be delicious on the Christmas ham as well since Andrew and I were the only ones to enjoy it on the pork loin. It's going into my "always do" recipe file.

Best,
Bonnie

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I love the foodie scene in Hong Kong too , absolutely amazing!
But i love more , all the ur have and with all those memories of travel or otherwise , create all the deliciousness in ur kitchen!
Have the most wonderful day Mary and lods of love!

aipi said...

That sounds so delish n flavorful ..must try!

Emily Z said...

You're definitely on a broccoli kick right now! :) Looks delicious!

A Year on the Grill said...

I'm getting gas just reading these posts. Broccoli and I do not always get along. But I do like the definition of Hong Kong style. Thanks for that

The Blonde Duck said...

How neat!

RamblingTart said...

Oh yum! The sauce sounds so salty and savory and GOOD! I adore broccoli, especially dressed up a bit like this. :-)

Croatian_Latina said...

I had broccoli yesterday. My Mother-in-law made this delicious salad. everything was boiled except the bean sprouts. It was broccoli, carrots, potatoes, bean sprouts drizzled with home made olive oil and some vinegar. it was really good! and I don't eat broccoli too often.

ann said...

Looks like a really tasty way to cook up broccoli, Mary.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Mary, Mr. P loves broccoli I'll have to try this for him and see what he thinks. I have a feeling he's going to love it.
hugs ~lynne~

Pondside said...

I just know we'd love this - I'd never have thought of oyster sauce..... yummy!

kitchen flavours said...

I love broccoli. This dish sounds delicious. Thanks.

Sean Grey Hanson said...

So much healthy recipes on your blog. But this broccoli looks so fresh!!!

sara said...

My kids love broccoli (weird huh!) and I love finding new ways to fix it. Thanks as always; I just love your site.

tigerfish said...

I know this is good but I am lazy when it comes to broccoli. I just steam them :O

Monet said...

We eat broccoli almost every single night for dinner! Needless to say, we love that vegetable. I'm always looking for new ways to serve it. Thank you so much for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!

Cherine said...

I love broccoli and this looks so good!

Diana's Cocina said...

I'm sure the oyster sauce adds an incredible flavor to your delicious dish.

Claudia said...

Wow - what a nice flavorful way to prepare broccoli. that's why I love coming here - you jump-start my brain! I don't use oyster sauce nearly enough.

penny aka jeroxie said...

that is what I eat at home. very common in chinese households.

Lucie said...

I make a similar version at least once a week--I can't get enough!!

Lori said...

Mary I have no idea if I entered your contest in the right spot. I didnt want to leave another comment.

Meanwhile, I just cant seem to get enough of broccoli lately.

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