Broccoli with Mushrooms and Scallops

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Stir-fry broccoli with dried mushrooms and scallops is a popular dish on the menu during family gatherings and especially Chinese New Year as it symbolizes prosperity and the blossoming of new beginnings.

Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 15 mins

Side

Broccoli and Mushroom with Oyster Sauce

Malaysian, Singaporean, Cantonese


Ingredients

Servings:  
1⁄2 broccoli
570 ml water
1 tbsp oil
1 garlic clove(s)
6 shiitake mushroom(s)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
6 scallops
1⁄2 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp water
0.24 tsp white pepper
salt

Nutrition per Serving

175 kcal
14 g
8 g
12 g

Journal Snaps

My gal whom dislike broccoli said, “this dish is yummy.”

Background

Dishes served during the Chinese New Year are often meaningful to ensure a good and auspicious start to a new year. Just like many other beliefs symbolic with the Chinese community, one of the must-have dishes usually selected for the reunion dinner is broccoli with braised mushrooms and scallops.

Broccoli which looks like flowers on a tree signifies the blossoming of new beginnings. The scallops represent opportunities in abundance while the mushrooms signifies fortune in leaps and bounds. There you go, each ingredient carries its own wonderful meaning which explains why this dish is rather popular on this significant day.

It would be great if you are able to get hold of fresh scallops as it definitely makes a difference to the dish by enhancing the sweetness of the gravy. Hydrate the shiitake mushrooms long enough to ensure plump and juicy mushrooms as they contribute a delicious umami flavour to the dish.


Steps to Prepare

Broccoli with Mushrooms and Scallops Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 1⁄2 broccoli
    • 500 ml water

Blanch broccoli for about 2 minutes in boiling water. Transfer broccoli to a bowl of iced water.

Broccoli with Mushrooms and Scallops Step 2

Step 2 of 4

    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 1 garlic clove(s)
    • 6 shiitake mushroom(s)
    • 70 ml water
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine

Heat oil in a wok. Sauté garlic at medium heat until fragrant. Add mushrooms and water used to hydrate them. Bring to boil. Add oyster sauce and wine. Allow to simmer at low heat for about 3-5 minutes.

Broccoli with Mushrooms and Scallops Step 3

Step 3 of 4

    • 6 scallops
    • 1⁄2 tbsp corn flour
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 0.24 tsp white pepper
    • salt

Add scallops and increase heat to allow gravy to boil again. Once it boils, let it simmer at low heat for 2 minutes. Add salt and white pepper to taste. Add cornflour and water mixture to thicken gravy.

Broccoli with Mushrooms and Scallops Step 4

Step 4 of 4

Arrange broccoli at the outermost of a plate with the mushrooms, scallops and gravy in the middle.

Published: February 14, 2016


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