Monday, March 26, 2012

Stir Fried Broccoli

Secret Recipe Club

It is secret recipe club time again.  My life has been a rush of finals, research papers, and of course all the running around required with baseball, dance, and other family obligations.  I have been on the look out for fast, easy and delicious side dishes to go with our slow cooker dinners.  Melanie over at Fabulously Fun Food has a lot of great side dishes that are not only tasty, but easy too.  She gives a great description of the pros and cons of each dish as well as the changes she plans on making the next time.

For this recipe I listened to her suggestions and eased up on the oil but I didn't know how much ginger to use so I just guessed.  I will probably add more next time or use thicker slices because we really like ginger in our house.  Overall though it was delicious!  Perfect to use as a side dish or to make into a vegetarian main dish with some other veggies.  I really loved the flavor of the ginger with the broccoli and nutty flavor of the sesame oil.

Double Take Stir Fried Broccoli
Recipe source: Fabulously Fun Food

1 pound of broccoli
1 Tbl vegetable oil
10 thin slices ginger (use less if you aren't a huge fan)
1/4 cup chicken broth
sprinkle of salt
sesame oil
sesame seeds

Add oil and ginger to the pan over medium heat.  Allow ginger to infuse into the oil for just a minute.  Toss in the broccoli and cook a few minutes until it is bright green but still firm.  Add the chicken broth and salt continue cooking a few minutes until just fork tender. Don't cover the pan or you will end up with steamed soggy broccoli.  Remove from pan, drizzle with a small amount (remember this stuff is very strong so a little goes a long way!) of sesame oil and some sesame seeds.

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