Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
Broccoli and savory oyster sauce make a perfect combination. Serve with stir-fried chicken and rice.
1 pound broccoli
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
3 teaspoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 teaspoons water
Break off the broccoli flowerets and cut in half. Cut the spears on the diagonal into thin slices.
Add oil to a skillet or a preheated wok. When oil is hot, add the broccoli, adding the spears first and then the flowerets.
Add the oyster sauce, sugar, and ¼ cup water. Cover and cook about 3 minutes, or until the broccoli turns a brilliant green.
Mix the cornstarch and water. Uncover the wok, make a well in the middle, and add the cornstarch/water mixture, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix through.
Covering and cooking firm green vegetables in a bit of water will help make them more tender. Do not lift the wok lid to check on covered green vegetables more than once during cooking. If you do, the vegetable will turn yellow.