ideas for gai lan- besides stirfrying it and serving it with Oyster Sauce?
I just accidentally discovered how good it is combined with bittermelon in black bean sauce. Unfortunately, that would probably increase the sodium content of the dish.
Have you tried treating it like broccoli rabe? Perhaps saute with olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and lemon rind?
Don't chop, leave the gai lan stalks whole (obviously trim the tough ends off).
Steam, and then dip in a honey-mustard vinagrette.
Alternatively, after steaming, chop into bite size pieces and toss in a marinade of the following: (1) sesame oil (2) rice wine vinegar (3) diced garlic (4) diced ginger (5) white pepeer (6) chili flakes (optional) (7) toasted sesame seeds (optional) and (8) scallions
when you make a pot of rice, throw in a couple stalks of gai lan along with some taiwanese sausage (available at sin bala in Arcadia or any 99 ranch/chinese grocery) also some salted meat, you only need a few pieces.
that could be a whole meal right there and prepare a chicken stock/soy sauce blend. almost 1 to 1. and pour it over your rice before you eat.
although a rice cooker isnt as tasty as the "sa guo", the stone pot restaurants use, its alot more convenient. This dish may not seem low sodium, but it sure is tasty!