23

Jan

2009

Stir-fry Spinach with Garlic


This simple and easy stir-fry dish is a part of a Chinese family regular dinner menu. It’s always great to add a little tasty green to my family’s dinner menu.

1 pound fresh spinach
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Preparation:
Wash the spinach thoroughly. Remove the stems if any and excess water. Crush, peel and finely chop the garlic.

To Cook:
Heat oil in a non-stick wok or a large fry pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, brown garlic for a few seconds. Add spinach to wok, stir turning the spinach for about 2 minutes. When the spinach is cooked down and soft, add sesame oil, salt and sugar. Cook and stir for 30 seconds longer. Transfer the spinach onto a plate and pour off any excess liquid. Careful not over cook the spinach. Serve hot.

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 to 3 minutes

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4 Responses to “Stir-fry Spinach with Garlic”

  1. 2009: Year Of The Ox | The All-American Chinese Cookbook Says:

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  2. Rico Huguley Says:

    Great idea this. It is always difficult to thin of varied things to cook especially for a hungry family and some of the ideas here and elsewhere on your site have given me some great ideas so thak you!

  3. roy Says:

    Nice recipe — but crazy amount of salt!!!

  4. Lucy Says:

    You may adjust the salt to your taste.

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