This is a dish my mother in law made this summer for my son who was visiting their house
on the coast of Maine. She said he “wolfed it down” and that my father in law asks for it.
If you have kids, see if they like this. And if you have people in your house who “don’t
like vegetables” test this out on them. A 1/2 pound serving earns you a Cheat on the CSD Uber Plan
Jake’s Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Sesame
1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional, but tastes awfully good)
1/2 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian option) little less
1 Tbsp soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce for gluten-free option)
1 Tbsp dark sesame oil (any good sesame oil)
1Tbs whatever oil you cook with
1 pound broccoli florets, rinsed, patted dry, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1. (Toast the sesame seeds by first heating a small, stick-free sauté pan on medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and jiggle the pan so they spread out in a single layer. Let them cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes. Do not walk away from them while cooking, as once they start to brown they can easily burn. Once lightly toasted remove from heat and put into a small bowl, set aside.)
2. Mix the stock, soy sauce, and dark sesame oil together in a small bowl, set aside.
3. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large, covered sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the ginger and garlic (about a teaspoon) and sauté for half a minute, stirring just the garlic and ginger, until fragrant. Add the broccoli florets, stir to coat the florets with the oil, Sauté for about a minute.
4. Add the chicken (or vegetable) stock mixture to the pan. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat and cover. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until broccoli is still firm, but can be pierced with a fork. Remove from heat. Remove broccoli with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Return pan to heat, increase heat to high and boil down the liquid until just a couple tablespoons remain. Turn off heat, return broccoli to the pan, add the toasted sesame seeds, toss with the liquid. Put into a serving bowl.