Please welcome Elin's version of baby kailan with braised taro! Braised taro is something that i cook occasionally but never did it with vegetables. More common is braised taro with meat or fish but not with vegetables, it's quite rare to see this too in restaurants. Thanks to elin for sharing this recipe, i would surely cook this again, it's simply delicious and as what elin pointed out, please get a good taro that will be creamy and mushy after cooking. I couldnt get baby kailan so i used normal kailan instead and replaced the dried squids with dried shrimps. Fans of taro would definately love this dish!
Ingredients: (adapted from Elinluv's Titbits Corner )
4 medium stalks of kailan, cleaned and cut
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 taro - cut into cubes
a handful of dried shrimps
some chopped garlic
2 tbsp of cooking oil
1 1/2 cup of water
1 tsp of chicken granules
pinch of salt
Method: ( with slight changes)
1. Blanch the kailan in a pot of water, add a few drops of cooking oil and blanch for 5 minutes till soft and cooked. Drain dry and left aside.
2. In a wok, fry the taros for several minutes till slightly brown. Remove from wok and keep aside.
3.Saute garlic and dry shrimps till fragrant and add in the cubed taros, chicken granules and salt. Stir fry till evenly mixed for 2-3 minutes. Add in water and braised the taro till creamy and gravy is slightly thick.
4. Pour gravy on top of blanched kailan and toss to mix well.