Chinese Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce and Garlic
Chinese broccoli tastes like a cross between broccoli and broccoli rabe. It has a slight bitterness that pairs well with the sweetness in black bean sauce.
1 ½ lb. Chinese broccoli, ends trimmed and stalks peeled
2 Tbs. canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
1 ½ Tbs. black bean garlic sauce
½ tsp. sugar
- Bring large pot of water to a boil. Blanch broccoli 1 to 2 minutes, or until bright green. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking, and drain well.
- Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in black bean sauce and sugar, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes more, or until broccoli is crisp-tender.