Steamed Food

Steamed food diary #2 : Broccoli with Prawns

Is it possible to steam broccoli without turning into mashed baby food? Yes! The trick is to control the duration of steaming and….read on!


  • Broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Prawns
  • Fried garlic and its oil (Get the bottled ones so you don’t even need to fry any)
  • Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp. soya sauce
  • wolfberries


  1. Brush a thin layer of garlic oil on the plate.
  2. Arrange the broccoli all over the plate.
  3. place the prawns on top.
  4. sprinkle a tablespoon of fried garlic with its oil over the prawns and broccoli.
  5. Sprinkle some wolfberries on top.
  6. Sprinkle a tablespoon of soya sauce and some Chinese cooking wine.
  7. Steam for 8-10 minutes.
  8. TIP: Once done, remove immediately from steamer (otherwise the residual heat will cause the broccoli to overcook).
  9. Garnish with more fried garlic.

Photo after cooking

photo before cooking

(Note that my broccoli was already 5 days old so it’s already turning yellow..)


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