Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce
Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce is a delicious way to cook the interesting vegetable called broccolini and this is a healthy low-carb side dish.
The Japanese vegetable called Broccolini is something I discovered by accident in 2006 when I become obsessed with broccoli rabe and tried for weeks to get my local store to order it. One of the produce managers sold me broccolini instead, and when I tried it in this Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce I discovered I love broccolini, and have been cooking it ever since.
Broccolini is a natural hybrid between broccoli and Gai Lan or Chinese Kale and since I first found it this Asian vegetable has become more common in U.S. stores. You may also find it called Baby Broccoli, and regular broccoli can also be used in this recipe as well.
I also think you could substitute something like Hoisin Sauce for the Oyster Sauce and use vegetable stock, which would make this a vegan dish if anyone cares about that. I hope you’ll try this Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce if you haven’t had broccolini, because I’m guessing most broccoli fans will love it!
My Tips for Stir-Frying:
If you’re new to stir-frying, before you make this Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce you might want to read the basic rules for stir-frying that I learned many years ago when I studied Chinese cooking. Once you’ve mastered those basic techniques, you can make an endless variety of good-tasting dishes!
Steps for Making Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce:
As you can see, they called it baby broccoli at Harmons, my new food store crush. Cut up the broccolini into pieces about 2 inches long and wash if needed. (Dry with paper towels or spin dry in a salad spinner if your brococlini needs to be washed.)
For stir-frying it’s essential to have all the ingredients ready when you start to cook. Assemble the minced garlic, ground ginger, chicken (or vegetable) stock, oyster sauce, and Chili Garlic sauce on the counter. You also need sesame oil, which I missed getting in this photo!
I used a Chinese Wok (affiliate link) but you can definitely make this in a large frying pan. Heat the wok for 1 minute over high heat, then add the oil and heat 1 minute more. Add the garlic, ground ginger, and Chili Garlic Sauce (if using) and cook about 15 seconds (just long enough to flavor the oil.)
Add the broccolini and stir-fry about 2 minutes. Cover the pan, reduce heat to medium high, and cook 3-4 minutes.
Remove the lid, add the Oyster Sauce (or Hoisin Sauce) and cook about 2-3 minutes more. Drizzle with a few drops of sesame oil. Serve Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce hot and wait for compliments!
Make It a Meal:
Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce would taste great with Sauteed Scallops with Garlic for a low-carb dinner idea.
More Stir Fried Vegetables You Might Like:
Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli Stems ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Ginger and Soy Sauce ~ Cookin’ Canuck
Spicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Sriracha~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chinese Greens Stir Fry ~ Steamy Kitchen
- 1 large bunch broccolini, about 1 pound
- 1 T peanut oil or vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. minced garlic (I used minced garlic from a jar)
- 2 tsp. minced ginger root (I used ground ginger from a jar)
- 1/2 tsp. Chili Garlic Sauce (optional, it’s quite spicy with this added)
- 1/4 cup chicken stock (or use vegetable stock for vegan version)
- 3 T oyster sauce, or a bit less (substitute vegan stir-fry sauce for vegan version)
- 4-5 drops toasted sesame oil for drizzling over at the end
- Cut broccolini into 2 inch pieces and wash if needed. (If you do need to wash the broccolini, spin dry in a salad spinner or dry with paper towels before you cook.)
- Heat wok or large heavy frying pan for 1 minute over high heat, then add peanut oil, and heat 1 minute more, Add garlic, ginger root, and Chili Garlic Sauce if using, and stir-fry 15 seconds.
- Add the broccolini and stir-fry about 2 minutes more. (Be sure to stir constantly when you’re cooking at high heat.)
- Add chicken stock (or vegetable stock), cover pan, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook about 3-4 minutes (depending on how crisp you like it.)
- Uncover the wok and add oyster sauce (or Hoisin Sauce), then cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes more, or until broccolini is bright green and still a little tender-crisp.
- Drizzle with a few drops of sesame oil and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from The Joy of Cooking.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:
Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce would be perfect for a side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet. (Oyster sauce does contain a small amount of sugar, but you’re only eating the small amount of sauce that sticks to the broccolini and divided over 4 servings it’s not a huge amount of sugar.) This would also be great for other low-carb diet plans.
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