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Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish

Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish Recipe

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Recently, I am in love with stir frying vegetables because it is much cheaper to cook them at home. For example, the pack of baby kailan I used for this dish is only S$0.60 and the total cost of making the dish is only about a dollar or so. This is a fraction of the price which outside is charging! In this recipe, salted fish flavours the baby kailan and depending on the salted fish you use, it is usually not necessary to season with salt or soy sauce. 

Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish Recipe

I have a love-hate relationship with stir frying vegetables because I’m so scared of oil splatters. My family is quite accustomed to hearing sudden yelps of “Ouch!” whenever I got splattered by the hot oil. I was so scared that I even stir fry the vegetables at a low heat. But later, I found out that stir frying vegetables at high heat for a short period yield better results. The trick is to dry your vegetables well (either air dry or spin dry) after rinsing to avoid splatters.

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47 Responses to “Stir-fried Baby Kailan with Salted Fish”

  1. wyyv — September 28, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    oh? its served with slices of lemon i see.. it must taste real good =]


  2. pigpigscorner — September 28, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

    Salted fish and lemon..yum yum!


  3. BIg BOys Oven — September 28, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

    I just love this dish! delicious


  4. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker — September 28, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    I love how evergreen and doable all your recipes are =) I’ve been using so many of them! Your blog is better than any Singapore cookbook seriously =)


    • wiffy replied: — September 29th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

      aww, you made me blush. Thanks for your encouragement :)


  5. food-4tots — September 29, 2010 @ 12:41 am

    Besides being a talented chef, I guess you must be a great in-house finance minister! I love how you picked those economical veggies and cooked them like a restaurant dishes. They look so yummy! ;)


    • wiffy replied: — September 29th, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

      You never see all the failed cooking experiments I have to “write off”… lol


  6. mycookinghut — September 29, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    I am a big fan of kai lan.. I don’t think I can get hold of baby kailan here.. I really miss it!


  7. Cooking Gallery — September 29, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    This looks very good…! Crisp and green and fresh, great job Wiffi!:)


  8. Ching @ Little Corner of Mine — September 29, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    Yummy! I like stir-fried kailan too. Asian kailan is different from the US kailan sold here.


    • wiffy replied: — September 29th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

      Oh ya I think it’s quite difficult to find baby kailan in US? Over here we have the thick stem kailan too that’s often served in Cantonese restaurants (I think that’s the one US have), but I prefer baby kailan coz I hate to eat stems, haha


  9. peachkins — September 29, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    simple but beautiful!


  10. Little Inbox — September 29, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    I never miss a veggies stir-fried dish whenever I have rice or porridge. I love veggies!