This is fabulous quick and easy dish to serve when you have guests. It only calls for a handful of ingredients but it is nutritious and tasty, provided you can get your hands on garlic chives, which are fragrant and impart a garlicky onion flavour. These can be found in the Chinese supermarkets. Or you could use baby tender leeks
and spring onions
to give the same sort of flavour. If you like experimenting with your greens
and you have a good fishmonger, you can also ask for some Marsh Samphire. These are little hardy cactus looking plants which can be found along the coast so you can pick-your-own at low tide. In the UK, the best place to pick these is along the Norfolk coast! With Marsh Samphire
, you can boil them in some water for 2 to 3 minutes, drain
and then add them to this dish instead of the garlic chives, crunchy and delicious in the final stages of the stir-fry
, this marriage would make this dish almost perfect! If you can't get hold of fresh samphire, why not try cooked samphire preserved in brine
it's just as tasty and gives this dish a salty sweet edge.