Sunday, July 15, 2007

Stir-Fried Boxthorn Vegetable with Wolfberries

Stir-Fried Boxthorn Vegetable with Chinese Wolfberries is a dish which is tonic for liver and kidneys that also help improve vision. Beware of the hidden thorn when stripping the Chinese boxthorn leaves off. This is another way of cooking boxthorn leaves.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g boxthorn leaves
° 1 slice ginger, finely chopped
° 1 tablespoon wolfberries (boxthorn berries), soaked
° ¾ tablespoon vegetable oil
° salt, to taste
° ¼ teaspoon sesame oil (optional), or to taste

Method
1. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger and fry till fragrant.
2. Add the boxthorn leaves, wolfberries and stir-fry briskly for 1-2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and sesame oil.
3. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

2 comments:

Winter Chew said...

Hi, just wondering what's boxthorn? Where can I find it? Thanks

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Winter Chew :)

Boxthorn is guo qi cai (枸杞菜) and the wolfberries/boxthorn fruit (枸杞) is from Boxthorn.

Need to get it from the Wet Market - vegetable stall. Less than $1 for one bundle.

Try not to use lots of oil for frying and if it is a bit bitter, add some sugar. This dish is good for health.

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