Friday, 22 June 2012

Recipe - Baby Kai Lan (Kale) With Oyster Sauce

Kai lan or kale is being recognised for its store of nutrients, health benefits and delicious flavour. It has a high concentration of vitamins A, C and K and sulphur containing plant nutrients. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorous.

In this recipe, the baby kai lan is cooked with oyster sauce in a microwave oven and garnish with a generous mix of crispy garlic with oil and crispy shallots.

200 grams of baby kailan
1 tbs of oyster sauce
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tbs of oil
2 tbs of crispy shallots

baby kai lan
Put the chopped garlic and oil in a small bowl.
Microwave on high for about 2 minutes.
Start with one minute and use increments of 20 seconds, so as not to burn the garlic.
When the garlic starts to brown and is fragrant, it is done.
Set aside.

Arrange the baby kai lan in a serving plate and drizzle 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce over the vegetables.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
It is done when you see the kai lan wilt.

Spoon the crispy garlic and oil over the vegetables. 
Mix well.
Garnish with crispy shallots and serve.

Enjoy this platter of goodness at home for about $1 whereas at a restaurant, it will set you back by about $10.

In this 2 minute video, the kai lan is stir fried the traditional way

In this 7 minute video, the kai lan is mix with bok choy and spinach.

A nice video on cooking kailan with oyster sauce.

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