Friday, May 29, 2009

Broccoli with Scallops n Oysters

Wow...look at this yummy dish. It is one of the typical dish served during Chinese Lunar Year as the dish is called (in cantonese) "Hoe Xi Fatt Choy" - literally "prosperity comes your way"... How wonderful! You can find this menu in chinese restaurant during the Lunar Year. I know how to prepare this dish, so it can be served anytime when we feel like eating it, dont have to wait till Lunar Year. My kids love broccoli and they came with the suggestion, so mummy make their request available on the dining table.

It is made up of blanched broccoli and served with fresh or dried scallops, dried oysters and fatt-choy (fine hair like seaweed), chinese mushrooms cooked in oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and a little cooking wine... As again, an easy to cook recipe :)) with good combination of beautiful aroma of dried oysters n chinese mushrooms.

All you need... some broccoli, 20 pcs dried scallops, 15 pcs dried oysters and a little fine hair-like seaweed, 8 chinese mushrooms, 2 Tbs dark soy sauce, 2 Tbs Oyster sauce, 1 Tbs cooking wine and chopped ginger n garlic ....and put it all together to get this beautiful delicious dish...

Simple Process :
  1. First blanched the broccoli in hot water with a little salt for about 3 mins - dish out and set aside
  2. Soak the dried oyster, dried scallop, chinese mushrooms, separately, till it soften a little before cooking. Fresh scallops can be used as an alternative to dried ones.
  3. Heat the wok and saute the chopped ginger and garlic, add in the dried oyster,chinese mushrooms, oyster sauce, some water and let it simmer for a little while till you get a nice aroma
  4. Add in the dried scallop, dark soy sauce, cooking wine and allow it to further simmer for 10 mins
  5. Lastly, add the fine hair-like seaweed, a little cornstarch to thicken the gravy
  6. You may pour it over the broccoli or just fill the centre of the plate surrounded with the blanched broccoli (your preference)
  7. Serve with steam rice or eat it as it is ....

Have a Happy n Enjoyable Meal...

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