Healthy Eating

After fresh ideas for meals that are healthy but still pack a flavour punch? We've got salads and vegetable-packed bowls to soups and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 24th July, 2017 and receive 6 issues for only $35!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Finalists for Bar of the Year 2018
28.07.2017

Whether it's a late-night spot playing hip-hop at full volume, a throwback to the glamour of yesteryear or a bar-restaurant that slips the collar of definition, these three Bar of the Year finalists have all nailed one essential detail: good times.

Finalists for Regional Restaurant of the Year 2018
27.07.2017

These three restaurants - Fleet, Brae and Igni - might not be in capital cities, but the journey there is part of the unforgettable experience they offer.

Living off the land in winter
27.07.2017

The life of a farmer revolves around the seasons. Come winter, a certain thriftiness is needed in the kitchen to make the most of meagre produce, writes Paulette Whitney.

Why breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day in Italy
27.07.2017

Italy's claim to being the greatest of the world's cuisines has one key weakness: breakfast. But, argues John Irving, there's more to the story than first meets the eye.

Reasons to visit Los Angeles in 2017
27.07.2017

The hottest spots to eat, drink, play and stay on your next trip to LA, rounded up into one perfect day.

Reasons to visit Canberra in 2017
27.07.2017

Your guide to a perfect stay in Canberra, from where to sleep to the exhibitions you need to check out.

Restaurants with rooms
27.07.2017

Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.

Finalists for Maitre D' of the Year 2018
26.07.2017

The maitre d' is your first introduction to a restaurant - they do as much to create a sense of ambience as lighting, tableware and music. And these three professionals are top of the class.

Andrew McConnell: Wilted greens with XO


You'll need

1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 small bok choy, halved 1 bunch spinach, torn 100 gm (1 cup) Chinese cabbage, sliced into 1cm strips   XO sauce 200 ml vegetable oil 75 gm garlic cloves (about 14), thinly sliced 75 gm golden shallots (about 4), thinly sliced 50 gm jamòn, finely chopped 50 gm dried shrimp, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes 25 gm dried scallops, soaked in 250ml cold water for 20 minutes, soaking liquid reserved 25 gm fresh long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced 15 gm dried red chilli, soaked in cold water for 20 minutes, seeds removed, thinly sliced 1 tsp roasted shrimp paste (see note) 15 gm caster sugar

Method

  • 01
  • For XO sauce, heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat, add garlic, shallot, jamòn, shrimp and scallop and stir occasionally until starting to colour (2 minutes). Add chillies, shrimp paste and sugar and stir occasionally until starting to caramelise (6-8 minutes). Add soaking liquid from scallops, then cook until liquid has reduced by half (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat, transfer to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • 02
  • Heat oil in a large wok or saucepan over high heat, add bok choy and cook for 1 minute, tossing constantly to coat with oil. Add 2 tbsp water, cover, cook for 1 minute to steam, then remove lid and add spinach and cabbage. Stir until all vegetables are just cooked (1-2 minutes). Drain, toss with 2 tbsp XO sauce and serve hot. Remaining XO sauce will keep refrigerated for a month.

Note To roast shrimp paste, or belacan, wrap in aluminium foil and roast at 200C until fragrant (4-5 minutes).


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Apr 2011

You might also like...

Alistair’s secret barbecue sauce

recipes

Kingfish and scallop ceviche with tomato oil

Dulce de leche milkshake

recipes

Hot ricotta fritters, blueberry-lime compote and ricotta cream

Tetsuya's caramelised apple and saikyo miso cream

recipes

Stanbuli shepherd's salad

Turkish-Cypriot fragrant village bread

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×