Recipe by Kate S.
Taken from Ji Pin Su Shi (Best Vegetable Dishes), a 30-cent, 5-in-square, paperback cookbook from Wal-Mart in China. Simple, home-style Chinese fare. Chinese cooks are expected to determine the proportions of condiments and seasonings. Everything is "ge shi liang"--to taste. I've suggested amounts, but if they don't seem right, just trust your own tastebuds.
- 300 g cauliflower
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon msg (to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Divide cauliflower into florets, wash, blanch briefly in boiling water, and drain.
- Wash bell pepper, remove stem and seeds, and cut into thin slivers.
- Over highest heat, heat the empty wok, then add oil and swirl to heat. Add cauliflower and stir-fry briefly. Add bell pepper, sugar, salt, and MSG, tossing after each addition.
- Transfer to serving platter, and serve as part of a Chinese meal: rice, soup, and a balanced variety of dishes--one per person.