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Steamed Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce 01:44

Louis Tikaram

This hearty vegetable is prepared simply and healthfully to make a quick and nutritious side dish.

Steamed Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce 01:44

Louis Tikaram

This hearty vegetable is prepared simply and healthfully to make a quick and nutritious side dish.

Easy
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serving Size

The Steps

  1. 1. Add the Chinese broccoli to the top of a steamer, or directly into boiling water. Cook the broccoli for approximately three minutes. 00:32

  2. 2. Use tongs to remove the broccoli from the steamer. 00:55

  3. 3. Drizzle oyster sauce over the steamed broccoli. Serve warm. 01:23

What You'll Need

Equipment

- Steamer or deep pot
- Tongs

Ingredients

- Chinese broccoli (1 handful)
- Oyster sauce, to taste


Chef Notes

Chinese broccoli is a dark green, leafy vegetable with thick stalks and a hearty texture. Its leaves are broad and slightly bitter. Its flavor resembles a combination of broccoli rabe and bok choy.

Steaming is a process where food is cooked by the vapor from boiling water. It is one of the healthiest cooking methods because it doesn’t add any additional fat, and allows food items to retain their nutrients. Vegetables and fish are the best candidates for this cooking technique.

Steaming can be done with specific steaming equipment, or with just a pot of boiling water. Steamers come in a variety of materials, including metal, glass, and bamboo. A steamer has two compartments: one for boiling water, and a second perforated layer for the food. Steaming food by placing it directly in water is equally effective for steaming vegetables, through the direct contact may drain nutrients from them.

Oyster sauce is a dark brown, viscous condiment made from cooking oysters and soy sauce. It is commonly used in Asian cuisines as the salty component of a dish.


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Louis Tikaram is the executive chef of EP & LP in Los Angeles by way of Sydney, Australia, where he was the executive c... read more