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薑汁芥蘭 Chinese Broccoli with Ginger Sauce

Delicious Chinese Broccoli (gai-lan) with light and aromatic ginger and wine flavors.  With fresh ingredients and prepared properly, the gai-lan should be crunchy but not chewy. The sauce should be light, but with a slight kick from the ginger. The color should be bright green.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb chinese broccoli
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, chopped into 1/2” squares
  • 2/3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Shaoxing rice wine or other Chinese cooking wine
  • Dash of salt

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in skillet over high heat.  Add ginger, stir until fragrant.
  2. Add chinese broccoli, wine, sugar and salt.  Mix well and cook until middle of stems are slightly translucent but with still a hint of white. Do not overcook!


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粟米豆腐羹Creamy Tofu Corn Chowder

Creamy without actually using any cream, this corn chowder is made with sweet corn and silky tofu. It is low-calorie and filling at the same time, without compromising on taste.  A soup that can be ready in less than 30 minutes, this is a recipe worth trying!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can creamy corn chowder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ear of fresh corn or 2/3 cup of corn kernels
  • 2/3 box of silken tofu (about 9 oz), cut into cubes
  • 1 egg (omit for vegan)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Shucked corn and cut off kernels or defrost frozen corn kernels, set aside
  2. Pour a can of cream style corn in pot.  Stir in one cup of water.
  3. Bring the soup to boil, add corn and tofu.  *You can put the tofu in a blender if you prefer a smoother version of the soup.  Recommend for vegan if egg is not used.
  4. When it boil again, turn off the heat.  Crack an egg and stir quickly. Salt and pepper to taste.
 

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