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!!!