Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sesame Broccoli

Sesame Broccoli
This is an easy way to give your Broccoli a bit of a boost & add a little variety to your veggies. It's quite tasty - in fact, I have to say this is my #1, go-to method for making cooked broccoli lately. If you're looking for variety in your veggies without much work, and are looking to get out of the butter rut - this one is a good one.

I adapted this one from Vegetarian Times Cookbook

Although I usually use this sauce on Broccoli, it could also be good on sauteed leafy Greens, Cauliflower, or Green Beans.

Sesame Broccoli
Steam a bunch of Broccoli (drain off any water, if necessary)
Drizzle the following over steamed broccoli, toss and serve:
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (I use the kind from a jar)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (I use the kind from a jar)
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
If you like, Garnish with a little Lemon Zest, or Sesame Seeds.

If you find you LOVE this seasoning, you can of course quadruple (or more) the sauce ingredients and keep them in a jar in the fridge- ready to go for any number of non-starchy steamed veggie dishes. It would be good with: Cauliflower, Carrots, Snow Peas, Green Beans, Asparagus, etc.

Although the seasonings here are often associated with East Asian cooking, this dish is also yummy as a side for any number of basic, all-American meals. It doesn't have to be served with an Asian meal to be tasty!

1 comment:

  1. NICE! I have some frozen Broccoli I should use soon! Might have to try this! I always refer to them as trees!!!!


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