Friday, July 29, 2011

Rau muong xao toi( Stir-fried water spinach and garlic)

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Printable Recipe
Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 bunch water spinach, (water spinach has long, arrow-shaped leaves.  The stem has segments just remove the bottom few inches of stem.  Separate the rest into 3-4 inches segments.  )
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced (More Garlic More Better!) 
1 tablespoons fish sauce
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1 fresh red bird’s eye chili pepper, minced( optional)
Makes 4 servings
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Method
Wash water spinach and set aside.  In a large pan fill about 5 cups of water and bring to boil.  Add water spinach and stemmed for 1 minute, remove and blanched in ice water bath.  Squeeze gently to remove the access water, set aside.  In a wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot and stir-fry the garlic  and chili pepper for about 1 minute for until fragrant .  Add the water spinach, fish sauce, sugar  and stir-fry for 1 minute .  Toss constantly, using chopsticks, keeping the leaves and garlic moving to prevent the garlic from burning.  Continue stir-frying for 1-2 more minutes .   The leaves will give off quite a bit of liquid. Taste for seasoning. Transfer to a serving plate.  That's it ! Serve with rice.
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5 comments:

Lauren Grace said...

Would love to try this. I'm a fairly adventurous eater and having just moved into a new home I need to break in the kitchen a little! Thanks for sharing this! XO

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Priti said...

That's lovely pic ...I do in more simple way and chop it finely ...this seems nice recipe ...

Cindy said...

Mai,
This is seriously one of my favorite dishes of all times! It always remind me of home.

Mei Teng said...

Beautiful food photo. I love the first image. And I like water spinach. Stir fry style of cooking is healthy and simple.

Pablo said...

This looks yummy!! =D

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