Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

The Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce is one of my favorite dishes at cantonese restaurants –It is a traditional Chinese family style side dish and it is super easy to make at home too. This dish is very common and well known in Asia countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.Singapore normally uses Kailan for this dish, while Malaysia and Hong Kong use lettuce. I personally prefer the lettuce as it yields more crispy texture and the greeny taste is milder.

This easy lettuce recipe uses blanching technique which is easy to do and suits beginners and busy home-makers. Lettuce can be eaten raw therefore it tastes good with blanched lettuce recipe.

Recipe: Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

Taste: Salty and delicious.

Features: Crispy and tender.

Ingredients for Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce recipe:

400 grams (0.88 lb) lettuce
25 grams (1 1/2 tsp) oyster sauce
1 gram (1/4 tsp) MSG
1/2 gram (1/8 tsp) sugar
1 gram (1/6 tsp) salt, or to taste
10 grams (2 tsp) cooking wine
10 grams (2 tsp) mixture of cornstarch and water
50 grams (3 1/2 tbsp) salad oil

Method to cook Stir Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce:

1, Cut the lettuce into slices about 3 cm (1.2 inches) wide and 7 cm (2.8 inches) long. Quickly boil in water.

2, Heat the oil till 180-220℃ (355-390℉). Add in the lettuce and quickly stir. Add the oyster sauce, salt, sugar, cookingwine and MSG and stir. Put in the mixture of cornstarch and water to thicken the soup. Take out and serve.

Note that this lettuce recipe also works well with other vegetables such as choy sum and siew pak choy. Although these 2 vegetables are not suitable to be eaten raw, they cooked fast but you may want to add more oyster sauce.

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