Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stir-Fry Water Spinach With Chili And Sichuan Pepper


I like Water Spinach (aka Kangkung). I like to cook them with Sambal or just a simple stir-fry with garlic and oyster sauce. I thought since I'm into Sichuan cooking now; why not try the vegetables recipe from my latest collection of cookbooks. I have two actually! The other book is an Indonesian cookbook, which I will feature some of the recipe very soon. So, watch out for it!

Recipe adapted from Sichuan Cookery by Fuchsia Dunlop

Stir-Fry Water Spinach With Chili And Sichuan Pepper

Ingredients

300 g Fresh Water Spinach
A small handful of Sichuanese Dried Chilies
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
1/2 tsp Whole Sichuan Pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp Sea Salt to taste
1 tsp Sesame Oil

Method

Wash the water spinach thoroughly, discarding any wilted leaves and coarser stalks. Tear or cut into 10cm sections. Snip the chilies in half or into 2 cm sections, discarding the seeds as much as possible.

Heat the oil in a wok until hot but not smoking. Add the chilies and Sichuan pepper and stir-fry for 10 - 20 seconds until the oil smells spicy and the chilies are just beginning to turn a darker red - take care not to burn them. Add in all the spinach and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until the leaves have wilted and the stems are tender and juicy, season with salt. Finally, remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve immediately.



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13 comments:

  1. Hi seasaltwithfood,

    I love kang kung - haven't had it in a while, so thanks for the great recipe. I always enjoy reading your blog so I've given you a sisterhood award (thrilled to award it to a fellow Vancouver girl!)
    Here's the link:
    http://mehungry-phyllis.blogspot.com/2009/03/sisterhood-awards.html

    -Phyllis

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  2. Oh..saw it on FG, I miss eating kangkung... my favorite :)

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  3. Hey Phyllis, a sisterhood award for me?? Fantastic! Thanks:) I'll bookmark your site and shall have a glass of wine later this evening while reading your blog.

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  4. Hi Zita, thanks for the comment.

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  5. this is the kind of food that makes me fat...cos I eat a lot of rice with it :p

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  7. Kong xing cai? The vegetable that has the empty stem...yum.

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  8. Hi tigerfish: Ha! Ha! So true! (I tend to overeat too)

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  11. I would like to try this one, because the main ingredients on this recipe is the spinach which is my favorite. I will now go to the market and buy some ingredients of this interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    Beef Stir Fry

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