Dad’s Asian Greens, aka Dragon Food
My dad is a terrific cook, he was the first one who managed to convince my daughter to eat cooked vegetables. I know lots of mums who also struggle with getting greens into their kids, so here’s dad’s secret: Dragon Food. He made a simple and delicious stir fried plate of greens and told a story of how dragons love to eat them to help with stomach upsets after a diet of too many rich people. This combination of the bloodthirsty story and delicious flavours made this one of my little girl’s favourite foods.
- 1/3 cup oyster sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsps tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tsps Ketchup Manis
- 1 tbsp of water
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 bunches of trimmed gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
- Cut gai lan so that the stems are in bite sized pieces and are on a separate part of your cutting board to the leafy bits.
- In a wok or fry pan add oil and bring to a medium heat.
- Add garlic and stems and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
- Add the sauces and water and stir.
- Add the leafy parts and stir till everything is tender.
- Pop on a plate and enjoy with rice and your favourite Asian main course (I like to add some Sriracha to my greens – we call it ‘the breath of the dragon’!).
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