Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Broccoli and Almonds

This one if for my friend Gina who always says nice things about my recipes and always wants more Vegetarian options. This is quickly cooked and tossed in a dressing.

You will need:

  • a head of broccoli
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin or honey
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder

Step 1: chop broccoli into similar sized pieces. I like to use some of the stalk as well.

Step 2: in a large saute pan heat oil and chili flakes.

Step 3: add sliced garlic and cook for a minute or two. Add broccoli and saute for another minute. Add water and cover until all the water evaporates and you can hear the broccoli start to sizzle again.

Step 4: in a small bowl add soy sauce, mirin, ginger, sesame oil and five spice powder. You will add this dressing to the warm broccoli once it is cooked to your liking.

Step 5: you can add the almonds with the broccoli or just add at them at the end. I usually cook some and sprinkle some at the end so they stay crunchy.

Step 6: pour over the dressing and toss. Serve with a few more chili flakes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

My Gina will love it!!!

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