Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sesame Broccoli - Super Simple Sides

I often find that broccoli is bitter during the winter months. This recipe is perfect for dressing up that out of season broccoli. Or you can use frozen. You can make this side while chicken or fish bakes in the oven. Add a potato or sweet potato for a quick, balanced, healthy meal!

Sesame Broccoli
Serves 4

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch of broccoli (about a pound or 500 grams), cut into long stalks
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 medium clove of garlic, minced

  1. Heat a DRY wok or saute pan over medium high heat. Toss sesame seeds around the pan until golden, 2 - 5 minutes
  2. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan and set aside.
  3. Fill the pan with 1/2 inch of water and return to the heat
  4. Add the broccoli and stem until tender, 5 - 10 minutes
  5. Remove the broccoli from the pan and set aside with the sesame seeds
  6. Add the sesame oil to the pan and heat until hot
  7. Add the garlic, broccoli and sesame seeds to the pan and saute until heated through, about 5 minutes


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