Asian-Style Broccolini Recipe

Jun 23, 2011 4:01 pm

Quick and Easy Vegetable Side

Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale and is sometimes (though less and less often) called baby broccoli. It's bitter and goes great with ingredients like ginger, sesame, soy, and even fish sauce. It has a natural affinity for garlic and olive oil, and is most often served that way in Italian households, but we love this version's unexpected bold flavors, which go on an Asian excursion. 

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photo: kellyhogaboom on Flickr
 
Servings: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups ( about 1 bunch) broccolini
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
One 2- inch piece ginger, peeled and minced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
salt, to taste
Directions: 
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, add the broccolini and cook for 2 minutes. Strain and rinse with cold water to stop it from cooking any further.
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat add the vegetable oil. Add the ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly so they don't burn. Add the broccolini and toss to heat. 
  3. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, lemon juice, vinegar and chili flakes and stir until the broccolini is heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
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