I send my son to a friend's house for a playdate sometimes in the
beginning of May and she asked if I want some Chinese Toon (香椿) --
a species of Toona
where its young leaves are extensively used as a vegetable in China. The young leaves have a floral, yet onion-like flavor. It is widely used as flavoring agent in vegetarian/vegan dishes in China.
I immediately seize the opportunity and harvest a bunch of Chinese Toon from her backyard. I came home and made this Sauce which can then make into many delicious dishes later.
1 把/大约200克 香椿嫩叶
1/3 杯 橄榄油
1 小勺 食盐
1 bunch of Chinese Toon young leaves (around 200 g)
1/3 cup of olive oil
1. Remove hard stems of the young Chinese toon leaves, washed and drained completely.
2. Bring half a pot of water to boil, blanch the leaves for 45 seconds or until wilted. Drained and place the leaves in a mixer/food processor.
3. Add salt and olive oil, blend until smooth. Store in airtight container and keep it in refrigerator. Use within a month.