Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Young Broccoli Leaves and Shitake in Sweet Garlic Sauce

Servings: 5-6
  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli leaves
  • 2 cups of sliced dried or fresh shitake mushrooms
  • 1 whole garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • cooking oil for frying garlic
  • 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp washed sugar
  • 1/4 cup soysauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • a dash of salt and black pepper
:Make sure that the broccoli leaves are washed well. You have an option to cut the leaves into pieces or blanch it as it is. The young broccoli leaves are not as thick and long as the mature ones. For me, I like the whole thing intact as I blanch it.
How To: Part 1
  • Arrange blanched young broccoli leaves in serving platter.
  • In a small frying pan heat cooking oil and fry minced garlic until light brown. Set aside.
  • Using the very same frying pan, roast sesame seeds. Set aside.
How To: Part 2
  • In a sauce pan, heat sesame oil and stir fry sliced shitake mushrooms for about a minute.
  • Add water, soy sauce, oyster sauce, washed sugar and roasted sesame seeds.
  • Mix everything well and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Pour sweet sauce with shitake over blanched young broccoli leaves.
  • Top and garnish with fried minced garlic.
Served with hot rice or noodles and hot tea. Enjoy!
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