How to Make Sausage and Water Spinach in Chili Garlic Oil

Updated on August 1, 2019
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make sausage and water spinach in chili garlic oil
how to make sausage and water spinach in chili garlic oil | Source

Water spinach has always been one of my favorite leafy greens. I still remember how my father used to plant vegetables in our garden. He liked to plant water spinach because it grew easily without much maintenance. His love for gardening came from his childhood. My grandfather had a farm, and my father and his brother used to help. Later, when my father got his assignment as an auditor in Minnesota, he continued planting vegetables in his small garden as a hobby.

These memories inspired me to create a recipe with water spinach. I've added a meaty and spicy twist using sausage and chili garlic oil.

When I cook with sausage, I like to decase it—or remove the meat from its casing. I prefer decasing the sausage, rather than slicing it.

This recipe also calls for crispy fried garlic bits and chili garlic oil. You can find both items in the store, or you can find my recipes for homemade versions at the end of this article.

You can enjoy this dish as an appetizer or main vegetable dish.

water spinach in Chinese
water spinach in Chinese | Source

Ingredients

  • 100 grams water spinach, chopped
  • 1 piece pork sausage, decased
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic oil
  • 2 tablespoons fried garlic bits
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil
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utensils for preparing the ingredients
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utensils for preparing the water spinach
utensils for preparing the water spinach | Source
utensils for cooking the dish
utensils for cooking the dish | Source

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 1 plate
  • 3 small bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board (optional)
  • knife (optional)

For Cooking the Sausage and Water Spinach in Chili Garlic Oil:

  • pan
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ginisang Longanisa at Kangkong sa Chili Garlic Oil Step-by-Step Procedure

Instructions

  1. Saute sausage meat until brown with cooking oil.
  2. Toss in water spinach stalks, followed by the leaves.
  3. Add chili garlic oil. Continue tossing.
  4. Sprinkle half of the garlic bits. Turn off the heat immediately.
  5. Garnish the dish with the remaining garlic bits.

Final Product

sausage and water spinach in chili garlic oil
sausage and water spinach in chili garlic oil | Source

Tips and Technques

  1. If you can't find fried garlic bits at the store, you can make your own crispy fried garlic bits. Or you can saute fresh garlic before adding the water spinach to the pan.
  2. Replace fresh water spinach with frozen if fresh is not available.
  3. Use any kind of sausage you prefer.
  4. For an added homemade touch, you can make your own chili garlic oil.

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Yes, it is very good with salads. I personally like it as I can easily pair it with any other ingredients.

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        Liz Westwood 

        11 months ago from UK

        In the UK spinach used to be considered unpopular as a soggy green vegetable with health benefits. Now it is very fashionable especially in salads.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hello Pamela,

        My love in cooking all started when I was a kid. As a kid at 6 yrs old, I learned to buy, prepare and cook ingredients. I may not be the best chef of today, but I will always be willing to share whatever knowledge and kitchen adventure recipes I have to everybody. Thanks for the appreciation! Have a wonderful day!

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        11 months ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        I hope you will try the recipe. It's really great! I finished eating it in an instant! Cheers!

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        11 months ago from Sunny Florida

        You are truly an inspired chef in the kitchen. I would never think to make a meal like this. I love spinach, so thank you for this recipe.

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        Eric Dierker 

        11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Cool, I had no idea how to make this, thanks.

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