Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

From All American Vegetarian cookbook. Serve over steamed rice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut broccoli up into florets. Slice stems.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to boiling. Blanch the broccoli for about 2 minutes but no longer than 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside to drain.
  3. Heat the corn oil in a wok on medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sautè for about 1 minute. Be careful not to burn! (Reduce heat if necessary.).
  4. Add the drained broccoli, black pepper and water chestnuts to the wok. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.
  5. In a small glass bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Add to the broccoli.
  6. Add the gin, cover wok and cook 1 minute.
  7. Transfer to a platter and serve hot.
Most Helpful

We liked this alot even with the sweetness, and my husband fell in love with it, and took the rest to work for lunch! And trust me, this is a meat and potatoes guy! I was also, as magpie said, worried a bit about the brown sugar and the gin, but what the heck, throw it in and see what happens, and it was wonderful! A little sweet and broccoli on the tender-crisp side. SO GOOD!

Chef PotPie May 22, 2010

Yum, this is soo good! I followed the recipe exactly as written except that I didn't have any water chestnuts, that tin mysteriously disappeared somehow. Yes, the amount of sugar scared me, so did the gin....but don't cave, go for it because it really works together!! I served this over rice, and there was enough sauce to soak in to everything. I often sub Braggs for soy, but in this case I think a traditional soy or tamari works best. My diners thought it was delicious. Next time I make this I'll toss in some protein, probably would be a fabulous weeknight dinner. Thanks Cookgirl. ZWT6!

magpie diner May 20, 2010

We all loved this broccoli recipe. Great flavor and crunch!! Thank you so much. Made for Culinary Quest.

LifeIsGood September 10, 2014