Chow Gai Laan (Jade Green Broccoli)

Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

Adapted from a Chinese cookbook by Jim Lee that was published around 1970. This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks; I was introduced to it by friends who were Chinese students I knew at University of Virginia. The gai laan which the Chinese eat is not actually broccoli, but broccoli is a good substitute which works well in America, where most of us don't have access to gai laan.

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  1. Mix together sugar through soy sauce plus 1/2 cup water and put aside.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat and add the garlic.
  3. When garlic is golden brown, add the broccoli.
  4. Turn the heat up and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  5. Add sherry, cover quickly and cook 2 minutes.
  6. Lift cover& add the soy sauce mixture.
  7. When sauce thickens, remove and serve.