Stir-fried Zucchini With Hoisin Sauce

Recipe by WaterMelon
READY IN: 21mins




  • Quarter zucchini lengthwise.
  • Slice off the soft seed core; it's ok if some seeds remain.
  • Arrange the zucchini, cut side up, on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with salt, set aside for 10 mins.
  • Blot the zucchini quarters dry with paper towels.
  • Cut quarters into 2 inch lengths.
  • Mix soy sauce, hoisin, sherry and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over med-high heat for 1 min.
  • Pour in canola/peanut oil; when oil starts to shimmer and ripple (very hot), add zucchini.
  • Saute until zucchini browns and softens slightly (don't overcook- it might turn mushy), about 4 mins.
  • Add garlic and chilli flakes, saute for about 15 sec.
  • Add the sauce mixture, stir and cook just long enough for liquid to reduce and coat the zucchini (about 20 sec).
  • Remove from wok, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.