May 20, 2013

Broccoli with Asian Garlic Sauce

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This is a quick, easy side dish packed with flavor. The smell is downright heavenly when the garlic sauce hits the pan. It may even convince the pickiest eaters that broccoli is in fact... delicious! :) The recipe makes about 4 side servings, however I find it to be pretty addictive so it usually ends up as 2-3 servings for us. There are a couple possible methods of cooking the broccoli, depending on your preference. Stir-frying (as in the directions below) will leave a nice crunch. If you want to achieve more tender broccoli, simply steam for a few minutes first and then continue with the directions to stir fry. If you want a kick, I suggest adding crushed red pepper flakes.


Vegan, gluten-free (with tamari)
Makes about 4 side servings

Ingredients
4 cups broccoli florets (1 large bunch)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
Optional: red pepper flakes

Directions
In a bowl, add garlic, soy sauce, broth, and cornstarch. Whisk to combine.
In a large skillet over med-high, add sesame oil and heat for a minute.
Carefully add broccoli florets. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring often to prevent burning.
Reduce heat to med-low, then and add garlic sauce. Stir well to coat.
Cook for about 3 minutes. Sauce will thicken and absorb into the broccoli.

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28 comments:

  1. garlic and broccoli? this is perfection!!! YUM!

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    1. Two of my favorite foods for sure :)

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  2. this looks absolutely amazing ~ !

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  3. This looks delicious! I just found your blog through Foodgawker and can't wait to peruse your recipes. :-D

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    1. Welcome, Lauren! That's awesome! Hope you find tons of recipes you love :)

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  4. This would definitely be 2 servings in our house too. :)

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    1. The first time I made this (when my husband wasn't home) I completely devoured it and only left him a mere couple bites. Very little self control when it comes to veggies ;)

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  5. This looks amazing, can't wait to try it!

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  6. This looks like the perfect side dish! Yum! :)

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  7. What is the nutty, chunky looking ingredient that I see in the picture? Karyn

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    1. Hi Karyn! You must be looking at all the minced garlic in the sauce :)

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  8. Yummy! I can't wait to try this! Looks so gooodd

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  9. Just made this tonight. It was easy, healthy, and delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

    --Pamela
    Boston, MA

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    1. Hi Pamela! You're very welcome. So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for the message :)

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  10. This recipe was perfect. I have a broccoli inside my kitchen and I don't know what kind of recipe will be the best to cook on it since I found your recipe. Thanks for sharing it here and I hope that you will also share some recipe for stir fry sauce on your blog.

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  11. Just made this and devoured it immediately! Absolutely delicious!

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    1. I do the same thing! Glad I'm not the only one finding it impossible to resist ;) Hooray veggies!

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  12. hi! is it ok if i roast the garlic then garnish it on top? :)

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    1. Hi there! I don't see why not! Roasted garlic makes everything better, right? ;) Would love to hear how it goes. I'll have to try that next time too!

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  13. Thanks for the recipe! I loved it and have made it more than once. Since then, I started using the same sauce but adding other ingredients to the stir fry (snow peas, carrots, green pepper, water chestnuts, pineapple, onion, cabbage, celery, and sometimes a few habaneros). Turns out great every time and, like you said, I can't help but eat more than one serving at a time!

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    1. Hi! Yay - so glad you've been enjoying this! And it's really great to hear you've been tossing in other veggies to join the party :) I agree, it's a good basic stir-fry sauce that I use for many other dishes as well! Thanks so much for the message!

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  14. I make this all the time, and it tastes so go, I eat it as a meal!

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    1. Oh I hear ya - I fill up on so much of it that it's basically my dinner! ;) Glad you're enjoying it!

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