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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  1. Broccoli is one of our favorites! This sounds great with the ginger!

  2. I love broccoli and this looks like a great side for Asian dishes.

  3. Oh, delicious! I am always looking for good new side dish recipes (that are also quick and easy) and this looks perfect! I just started roasted my broccoli in the oven with some garlic, but I am going to have to give this recipe a try, too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Broccoli is one of my favs and a fav of both of my kids. I'll be trying your recipe soon!

  5. broccoli is one of our favorite veggies + this would be great alongside grilled chicken, fish, or even tossed with asian noodles. yum! glad to meet you through the SRC - i'm a fellow group D'er! =)

  6. We love broccoli! Thanks for the new twist!

  7. I love how simple this is but a new way to serve Broccoli for us. Yum! thank you.

  8. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies ever. Sprinkled with ginger and stir fried sounds delightful!

  9. you might want to try to grate the ginger for an intense flavorful throughout the dish, instead of the slices.

    Love stir frys like this!

  10. Yum! I'm always looking for new, flavorful ways to serve broccoli, and this version sounds great!