24 December 2015

Broccoli with Garlic

Chinese name: 蒜蓉西兰花 (suàn róng xī lán huā)
Characteristics: Broccoli with Garlic tastes cool, refreshing, crispy and tender, with healthy green color.

Broccoli with Garlic is a home-style dish using simple cooking methods. Broccoli is a very notorious vegetable but with low heat. In addition, broccoli has the function of preventing and resisting cancers. Hereunder is just the common cooking way of Broccoli with Garlic for your reference.
Broccoli with Garlic

broccoli, 200 g
garlic, 5 cloves
cooking oil
chicken essence (chicken stock/bouillon) or monosodium glutamate (MSG)
wet cornstarch
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Broccoli with Garlic

1. Shred the broccoli with scissors and place into a plate.
2. Remove the garlic skins, clean them and then finely chop them, and place on a small dish.
Preparation for Broccoli with Garlic


  Step 1: Place a wok on low heat. Add half a wok of water and a little bit cooking oil. Add the broccoli shreds when it boils. Boil it for 1-2 minutes until 60% cooked. Turn off the heat, and strain the broccoli through a colander and place it into a small basin.
Boil the Broccoli

  Step 2: Pour away the water, and place the wok over a high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil, swirling to coat sides. Add the chopped garlic, and stir-fry for about 10 seconds until fragrant. Add in the boiled broccoli shreds and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add some salt, chicken essence and 1/3 bowl of water. Stir-fry it for 10 seconds on high heat.
Sti-fry Broccoli with Garlic

  Step 3: Turn off the heat, and remove the broccoli shreds out and place onto a plate. Add the wet cornstarch into the remaining juice in the wok. Stir it well over high heat. Spoon it out and pour onto the cooked broccoli shreds on the plate.
thicken Broccoli with Garlic

Broccoli with Garlic is cooked. Take it to the dinning table finally.
Broccoli with Garlic Completed