Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stir-Fry Chinese Leeks with Chinese Sausages

Chinese Leeks are smaller and thinner than the regular leeks. It is more pungent in flavour compared to the regular leeks. When I buy these leeks, I would prefer this over the regular ones, it has a more intense flavour and smell. Choose the small and young tender ones as the big ones can be rather tough.

The Chinese would usually stir-fry this veggie with  dried Chinese sausages. It can be stir-fried together with other vegetables such as carrots, cauliflowers, sweet peas, brocolli, mushroom and capsicums. I love it just plain with Chinese sausages. This veggie actually sweetens when cooked. Even though this veggie is available almost whole year round, they are most popular during the Chinese New Year festival. 

Leeks are a good sources of folic acid, iron and potassium. They are low in calories. They also supply magnesium, calcium, copper, vitamin C,B6 and rich in vitamin A.

I'm sharing this simple, very tasty, stir-fry dish with
Full Plate Thursday over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Swap Thursday at Prairie Story

Stir-Fry Chinese Leeks with Chinese Sausages
5-6 medium Chinese leeks
2 Chinese sausages
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
2-3 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon chicken powder seasoning
1 tablespooon Chinese cooking wine

  1. Remove sausage casing from Chinese sausages and slice at a diagonal into thin slices about 4-5mm thickness.  
  2. Clean the leeks and slice at at diagonal into thin slices about 6-7mm thickness.
  3. Heat oil in wok or suacepan. Over low heat, stir fry Chinese sausages for about 2 minutes and dish out. Keep aside.
  4. In same wok, turn heat to medium-high, saute minced garlic till fragrant and light brown. Add the leeks and stir for about 30 seconds. Add water, chicken powder seasoning and salt to taste. Continue stirring for about 5 minutes till leeks are soft and cooked, adding 1 tablespoon water if it appears too dry.
  5. Add in the pre-fried sausages and stir to combine, for about 30 seconds. 
  6. Add in 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine, give a quick stir and dish out. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Tip : The casing from some Chinese sausages may be difficult to remove. Just place the sausages on a plate, add a little water to cover and leave for about 5 minutes. It will then come off easily.


  1. This is a simply wonderful dish. The color alone will lure people to your table. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Hi, the recipe is very simple, and fantastic,

  3. Stir fry looks filling,yummy and fabulous..

  4. Love Chinese sausages! Haven't had them for a long while...perfect to serve with rice.

  5. What a fabulous looking dish. I haven't heard of Chinese Leeks before but I love regular ones so more pungent would be terrific.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  6. Yummy simple dish. A perfect combination of Chinese leeks and Chinese sausages! I love this...

  7. Que ensalada más rica y fresca especial para mÍ, combinación muy elegante y muy sabrosa,un abrazo y cariños.

  8. Your stir-fry looks so tasty, makes me hungry! I love leeks but I never had Chinese leeks. I got your comment on my blog, thank you. I'm sorry it took a while to respond. I'm busy and pretty overwhelmed with the demands at work. The field I'm in is foreign to me so there is pressure. I actually miss being at home, working on my garden, experimenting with cooking in the kitchen and stressing less. I hope all is well with you. Your cooking and blog looks great!

  9. Not only is your dish beautiful, it is so healthy! Looks like spring time from where I sit, thanks Joy.

  10. yummy dish, very often we also fry it with sausages.. i still have some leeks left..maybe will stir fry this with roasted pork instead.

  11. Oh, I adore leeks, and your dish is calling my name! The colors are just gorgeous together, too.

  12. Hi friends,
    Thank you for stopping by! And thank you for all your lovely comments. Have a nice day!

  13. I've never tried Chinese sausages! This looks like a wonderful stir fry!

  14. Hi Joy,
    Welcome back after your holiday, I missed you! Your Chinese Leek With Chinese Sausages looks so light and delicious. Thank you so much for bringing this dish to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  15. I never had a Chinese sausage before - would love to try them! This looks delicious!

  16. Couldn't agree with you more, stir fry Chinese sausage is delicious! :) Besides stir fry, I usually put them on top of my rice so they are nicely steamed when the rice is done. That gives a nice aroma on the cooked rice.


  17. this is gorgious!
    I should try this, love rice and veggy!

  18. Im with Reeni- have also never heard of CHinese Sausage Before! But I LOVE trying new things. Loving how simple this dish is- its looks really yummy :)

    if I haven't already- id love to invite you to Participate in Seasonal Sundays with this recipe! Love me some Seasonal Food!


  19. This is one of my favorites although Chinese leeks are quite difficult to come by over here. It is alo nice fried with crackly roast pork.

  20. I love leeks too.
    It was very nice recipe and very lifelike pictures you!
    In Greece, cook pork and leek pie do with leeks, cheese and eggs.
    Have a nice weekend

  21. I love stir fries and this one looks fantastic :)