Nov 27, 2008

Stir Fry Choko w/Crispy White Bait

Choko a type of summer squash (pear squash/vegetables pear). Some chinese name it "buddha hand". This mild-flavored squash looks like a wrinkled, pale green pear. It needs to be cooked before serving, and for a longer time than other summer squash. It's sweet and crisp when cooked.

Recipe: Stir fry Choko (or any type of squash)

500g Choko (sliced in thick cut)
1 Yellow Zucchini-optional (add to brighten up the dish) (Sliced)
60g White bait/dried shrimp (Rinse & fried till crispy for topping)
2 clove Garlic (Chopped finely)
Red chilli for garnishing

Vegetable sauce:
60g or 3 tbsp Stock
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp wine
Thickening - 1 tsp cornflour mix w/1 tbsp water

1. Heat olive oil to fry chop garlic till fragrant.
2. Add in the vegetables, stir well till almost cook.
3. Add in premix sauce and stir well.
4. Add in thickening & sliced chilli & dish out.
5. Top with crispy white bait / dried shrimp.

The above recipe can be used to stir fry french bean, hairy squash & bittergourd. You can add a beaten egg for hairy squash & bittergourd.


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