Gai Lan Recipe with Garlic and Coconut is packed with nutrients. It’s pretty, bright and beautiful. Sautéed Gai Lan is super easy and quick to prepare, and a nice switch from kale or spinach.
About Gai Lan
- Gai Lan is Chinese Kale that is in the cabbage family — and it’s commonly called Chinese Broccoli.
- The flavor reflects those names perfectly — slightly bitter like kale and slightly sweet like broccoli.
- Gai Lan is most commonly eaten raw, steamed or sautéed.
I served this healthy, green leafy, delicious side dish with my Thai Inspired Mahi Mahi, and it was amazing.
It cooks as quickly and as easily as spinach — almost as soon as it hits the sauté pan, it begins to wilt.
And it shines in this Gai Lan Egg Soup.
More Gai Lan Recipes:
- Miso Gai Lan Egg Soup
- Creamy Miso Noodle Gai Lan Soup
- Walnut Sesame Gai Lan
- Gai Lan and Oyster Sauce
What to Serve with it:
- Spicy Garlic Ginger Grilled Flank Steak
- Grilled Rib Eye Steak Marinated in Asian Spices and Korean Pear
- Oh, and it would be super delicious to add a bundle to a Spicy Sriracha Salmon Basil Burger.
Enjoy every last bite!
This is not a sponsored post, and as always I only write about things I love.
Sautéed Gai Lan is super easy and quick to prepare, and a nice switch from kale or spinach. And the Asian flavors in this recipe will win you over!
Coat the bottom of a medium-sized sauté pan with grapeseed oil and place it over medium-low heat.
Add the garlic and lemongrass and sauté until it's very aromatic and has softened a bit, about 2 minutes.
Turn the heat to medium-high and add the Gai Lan. Cook, stirring from time to time, until it's completely wilted and the bottom of the pan is becoming dry, about 10 minutes.
Pour in the coconut milk, stir, and gently cook until it has almost completely absorbed into the Gai Lan, about 2 minutes.
Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (Here's How to Season to Taste.)
Sprinkle with Togarashi if desired.
Togarashi is the Japanese word for red chili peppers. It’ll add some great heat.
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