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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11 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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! =)

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

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  7. Yum! Love stir fried broccoli!

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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