Thin-stemmed broccoli with hoisin sauce & fried shallots

Thin-stemmed broccoli with hoisin sauce & fried shallots

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A versatile and low-fat side that goes well with other Chinese dishes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal35
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 500g thin-stemmed broccoli
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce

Method

  1. Heat 2.5cm of oil in a small saucepan until a small piece of bread sizzles. Add the shallots and garlic, and fry for about 2 mins or until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt.

  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the broccoli and blanch for 5-10 mins until just cooked, then drain. Serve immediately on a large platter drizzled with the hoisin sauce and sprinkled with the fried garlic and shallots.

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