From the garden to the table...it has been my dream to grow my own edibles and cook them for my family. I am one person who loves to cook and eat healthy. Looking at how free the farmers are with the pesticides on the vegetables planted in Cameron Highlands, it is really hazardous to our health. Because of this reason, I started planting my own vegetables starting with simple ones like Mint , Eggplant, Okra ,Water Spinach, Brazilain Spinach, Malabar Spinach, Taiwan Yau Mak( celtuce family ) and Siew Pak Choy. Lately , I have added Bittergourd and Kailan to my collection of edibles. It is indeed a joy to be able to serve my family with homegrown edibles.
Today, I will share how I cooked the homegrown Kailan from my lil' space. A very simple to whip up and yet delicious dish. I braised the yam with dried shrimps till soft and mashed up. Stir fry kailan with garlic, once they are cooked, add them to the braised yam and give it a quick stir fry. Hubby and I love this dish to bits and what more the kailan is homegrown. Looks like my dream has become a reality now. Truly from the garden to the table.
my homegrown Kailan
yam from the local market
Stir Fry Kailan With Braised Yam
a bunch of Kailan - washed , drained dry and cut up
1 clove of garlic
2 tsp of rice bran oil
Prepare Braised yam
half of a yam - diced
2 cloves of garlic - sliced
1 shallots- sliced
2 tbsp of dried shrimps - washed, soak
2 cups water
salt to taste
1 tbsp of rice bran oil
Heat up oil in wok, add in sliced shallots and garlic and saute till crispy. Add in dried shrimps and stir fry till fragrant. Add in the diced yam and continue to stir fry for a few minutes. Add in water , close with lid and simmer till yam is soft and liquid has thicken and yam can be mash up easily. Off heat and dish up. Keep aside.
In a clean wok, heat up 2 tsp of oil, saute the garlic till fragrant, add in the cut kailan and stir fry till cooked, add in the braised yam and give it a quick stir fry. Dish up and serve with rice.