The end of the week is finally coming. The week has been nothing short of draining after dealing with various people affairs at work. And all I need now is probably more comfort food. And come last weekend, I prepared the Broccoli with Egg White sauce that’s so simply delicious that I feel I ought to share it !! In fact, it is such a no-brainer dish that can be wrapped up in less than 30 minutes.
There are a lot of greens that I don’t really eat, especially salads. Because they felt so raw and cold that always get me into a tummy ache, so I hardly take any salads. And because of that as well, there are also quite a number of other greens that I don’t fancy. Fortunately, broccoli is still something that’s relatively acceptable. So in all means that is, I tried to find ways to make my broccoli dish as tasty as possible.
I saw this dish at one of the Chinese restaurants and they are serving it at a whopping price of more than $10 !! But with just one stem of broccoli, 2 eggs and some imitation crab meat which will probably set u back at most $3 if you choose to cook it yourself ! And perhaps healthier, because no MSG is used. Well, this has surely make it to my list of comfort foods now and I am sure it will make it to yours and everyone in the household as well !!
- 200g broccoli, cut into florets
- 35g diced crab meat
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 tsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 egg whites
- 100ml stock (either home-made/chicken stock, if using store bought and tends to be saltier, please adjust with some water accordingly.)
- Heat up some water in a pan till boiling and add in 1 tsp of sesame oil. Blanch the broccoli florets in the boiling water till soften, approximately 3-4 minutes. (The addiing of sesame oil is to allow the broccoli to retain its "bright green" colour after that and not turn dull.) Dish and drain the broccoli and set aside.
- With the same boiling water, add in the diced crab meat. Allow it to be blanch briefly and drain. Set aside.
- Heat up the cooking oil and add in the minced garlic. Saute till fragrant.
- Add in the broccoli florets and stir briefly.
- Add in the stock and oyster sauce and allow it to boil.
- Move all the broccoli florets to the sides of the pan, making a well in the middle of it. Add in the egg whites. Stir the egg whites quickly in a few swift motions to allow it to mix. After the egg whites turn pale white and look cuddled up, off the flame.
- Place the broccoli florets along a round plate. Add in egg whites to the middle and top with the diced crab meat.