Most of us are so used to having lettuce on salads and eaten raw, but in Asia there are dishes where it is cooked like this dish – a simple scalded lettuce in garlic oil.
It’s one of the fastest cooked dishes you will ever make, all you need is to blanch your lettuce then drizzle hot garlic infused oil on top. If you are like me who continuously look for new green vegetable recipes then give this one a shot if you haven’t tried it yet.
- 1 large Chinese lettuce
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 tbsp peanut oil
- Separate and chop lettuce leaves in smaller pieces. Set it aside.
- Blanch your lettuce in boiling water. Drain then set it aside
- In a small pan add oil then sauté the garlic until golden brown.
- Add the sugar and light soy sauce then turn the heat of.
- Place lettuce on a serving platter then pour hot oil mixture on top. Serve.
Hi I am Raymund a Filipino living in New Zealand, I’m not a cook nor a chef but I love cooking and it is my passion. My real job is an IT Professional whose devotion is to develop applications (I have a Software Development blog for those who might be interested), my brain is abused at work on a daily basis so cooking at the end of the day acts as my therapy for stress release. I have been cooking since I was 7 years old and since then almost every day I prepare our dinner and weekend meals, I usually try to cook dishes that we had tried and ordered in different restaurants that’s why you will see a lot of varieties at my blog Ang Sarap (angsarap.net). I learned cooking mostly by observing my Aunt who cooks for us when I was younger, I learned to bake by assisting my Mom during my younger years and for the native dishes I learned it from my Grandmother. My other passion is photography which explains the photos you see here and travelling which explains the variety of dishes and reviews of restaurants from all over the world.