One of the famous, most loved Asian vegetable is the Kailan. It has dark green thick leaves, and very crisp stems, which can be eaten as well. Some may be bittery, but not really. It is just very crunchy and I like it very much.
The best way to enjoy kailan is to stir fry them. And salty fish is a popular choice.
:: Kailan Salty Fish ::
1 bunch fresh kailan
1/3 cup salty fish
2-3 garlic clove, chopped
2-3 birds' eye chili, pounded (optional)
3 tablespoon light soy sauce
1. Cut the kailan into 1-2inch lengths or as you like it to be. Clean them with running water 3 times. Drain water and put aside.
2. Salty fish is cut to small pieces.
3. Heat up wok with a little oil. Stir fry salty fish till crispy.
4. Add in garlic and pounded chili and fry till aromatic.
5. Throw in the fresh kailan, start with the stems then the leaves. The stem takes more time to cook as compared to the green leaves. Fry until the leaves start to get tender...
6. Pour in soy sauce, combine and serve warm.
Honestly, I can eat this on its own... It is just very yummy and, healthy! But, I also like to have some white rice with this. For those with high blood pressure... watch out the for the salt and don't eat it too often! You may substitute salty fish with prawns, or chicken, or beef - your choice! :-) Thats what I love about food: Flexibility of ingredients!
Pounded chilis are often added to stir fried veges in Malaysia. We love it hot n spicy... what a kick! Ofcourse, you can always just leave them out or put some less spicy chilis - kailan still tastes delicious!