Thursday, 19 July 2007

Broccoli & Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Oyster sauce varies quite a bit in quality. It is well worthwhile to spend the extra money to get a premium brand.

2 to 4 servings
17 minutes - 10 minutes prep time

1 small bunch of broccoli
150 grams (1/3 pound) white button mushrooms
OR 100 grams (1/4 pound) fresh shiitake mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
about 1/4 to 1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons good-quality oyster sauce

Wash the broccoli and cut it into bite-sized pieces. I don't use the stem, but you can peel it and slice it if you like. Clean and cut the mushrooms in half, or if using shiitake, remove and discard the stems, and cut them in half if they are large.

Heat your wok or pan over high heat, and add the oil. When hot, add the broccoli and mushrooms and stir well. Add a splash of water, and continue stirring and tossing the broccoli, adding more water as it evaporates.

When the broccoli is about half cooked, add the garlic. When the broccoli is mainly cooked, add one tablespoon of the oyster sauce and toss well. Cover and cook for a minute or two more.

Remove the broccoli and mushrooms to a serving platter, and drizzle over the remaining oyster sauce.

1 comment:

Peter M said...

Great veggie dish and you're right, splurge on good oyster sauce.