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Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce

Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce

Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce
Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce

Here's another delicious and quick stir-fry recipe to fill your tummies! Hoisin sauce goes wonderfully with any type of seafood, and the squid in this dish can easily be substituted with prawns or fish slices. Throw in a couple of teaspoons of fish sauce to balance out the sweetness of the Hoisin sauce and the perfect seafood-veggie stirfry is complete.

Broccoli is a great ingredient for your stir-fry dish if you are new at stir-fries - it's a hardy enough vegetable compared to Bak Choy (白菜) or Chinese Spinach (蕹菜) which gets cooked (and then overcooked) very easily. The trick with stir-fries is to have a good grasp of the timing and the sequence that the ingredients should be added in as the fire has to be hot hot hot throughout the process of cooking. That is why ALL ingredients and condiments must be prepared and within reach before you turn the stove on. Also, because the fire is really hot, you must keep tossing the ingredients in the wok to prevent it from (1) cooking too quickly and (2)burning, period.

In this recipe, the garlic and ginger are added first to hot oil to add fragrance to it, then the stalks of the broccoli are added as they need some time to soften, after which the florets are thrown in together with a splash of water. The squid is added last because they take very little time to cook, and overcooked squid is chewy and disgusting. As a little water is added, the hoisin sauce will mix in with that and give you a tasty sauce to pour over your bowl (or plate) of steamed rice, this sauce is a HIT with children too, trust me.

  Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce   Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 10 mins  Total time: 20 mins  Serves: 4      Ingredients:   · 1 medium head of Broccoli  · 2 medium sized Squids  · 4 cloves of Garlic  · a knob of Ginger  · 2 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce  · 2 teaspoons of Fish Sauce  · 2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil  · a splash of Water  · a dash of White Pepper      Instructions:   1) Prepare the broccoli by slicing the stalk and cutting the florets into bite-  friendly pieces.  2) Finely mince the garlic and slice the ginger.  3) Set these aside, let's work on the seafood -- remove the skin and insides of  the squids and cut into square pieces, score these pieces (they will roll up  when cooked and you will have that beautiful 'design' on your squid).  4) Now that all the ingredients are prepared, it's time to heat up that wok with  the vegetable oil of your choice.  5) When you see tiny bubbles in the oil, throw in the garlic and ginger and toss  around until the lovely fragrance is released.  6) Next, add the broccoli stalks and toss that around too for about 20 seconds,  after which the broccoli florets go in as well, fry that for another 20 seconds,  before pouring in the splash of water.  7) Spoon in the Hoisin Sauce at this point, together with the fish sauce.  8) Stir the sauces in the wok to thoroughly coat the ingredients with it, and  also to mix with the water in the wok.  9) Just before turning off the fire, sprinkle in your dash of white pepper.  10) Serve with steamed rice. Bon Appetit!   

Broccoli and Squid Stir-fried in Hoisin Sauce

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients:

· 1 medium head of Broccoli

· 2 medium sized Squids

· 4 cloves of Garlic

· a knob of Ginger

· 2 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

· 2 teaspoons of Fish Sauce

· 2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

· a splash of Water

· a dash of White Pepper

 

Instructions:

1) Prepare the broccoli by slicing the stalk and cutting the florets into bite-

friendly pieces.

2) Finely mince the garlic and slice the ginger.

3) Set these aside, let's work on the seafood -- remove the skin and insides of

the squids and cut into square pieces, score these pieces (they will roll up

when cooked and you will have that beautiful 'design' on your squid).

4) Now that all the ingredients are prepared, it's time to heat up that wok with

the vegetable oil of your choice.

5) When you see tiny bubbles in the oil, throw in the garlic and ginger and toss

around until the lovely fragrance is released.

6) Next, add the broccoli stalks and toss that around too for about 20 seconds,

after which the broccoli florets go in as well, fry that for another 20 seconds,

before pouring in the splash of water.

7) Spoon in the Hoisin Sauce at this point, together with the fish sauce.

8) Stir the sauces in the wok to thoroughly coat the ingredients with it, and

also to mix with the water in the wok.

9) Just before turning off the fire, sprinkle in your dash of white pepper.

10) Serve with steamed rice. Bon Appetit!

 

 



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