CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Stir-Fried BroccoliSpices are the soul of this Malaysian recipe.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Spices are the soul of this Malaysian recipe.
1 heaping teaspoon chopped, pounded tiny whole dried shrimp
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 teaspoons sliced, crushed garlic cloves
1 piece (½-inch long) ginger root, crushed (1 teaspoon)
¼ cup thinly sliced shallots or onions
4 teaspoons preserved soybean paste
½ teaspoon thick or sweet soy sauce
¼ teaspoon each: rice wine, sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ pound broccoli
¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 fresh red chili, sliced
Soak shrimp in hot water to soften; drain. Heat oil in wok. Add garlic, ginger; cook 45 seconds. Add shallots; cook, 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp; cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in soybean paste, soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, salt. Blend. Add broccoli; cook, turning, coating well until leaves wilt. Add sesame oil; stir. Garnish with chili.
Yield: Serves 6.
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