Gai Lan Stir-Fry

  • By Amanda Li
  • 26 Jul, 2016
To pick out the best bunch of Gai Lan, look closely at the ends of the stalk. If they are dry, crusted and shriveled, put it back where you found it! The middle of the stalk should be a creamy translucent colour. If the vegetable is old, it will taste very bitter.

INGREDIENTS 

1 lb Gai Lan (aka Chinese broccoli), washed and trimmed
2 tbsp avocado oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1-inch piece gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsp maple syrup

PROCEDURE

Step 1

Preheat a large wok or skillet, over medium heat. Add the oil and then the gai lan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing the vegetables continuously.

Step 2

Add the garlic and ginger, and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic and ginger are fragrant. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and let the gai lan steam for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the maple syrup and season with salt. Continue stir-frying for another 2 minutes or until the stalks can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove the gai lan to a serving platter and enjoy immediately.

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