Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
From All American Vegetarian cookbook. Serve over steamed rice!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs broccoli
- 1 tablespoon corn oil (or any neutral oil)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup water chestnut, sliced (if using canned water chestnuts, rinse and drain well)
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons gin
- Cut broccoli up into florets. Slice stems.
- 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.
- 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.).
- Add the drained broccoli, black pepper and water chestnuts to the wok. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.
- In a small glass bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Add to the broccoli.
- Add the gin, cover wok and cook 1 minute.
- Transfer to a platter and serve hot.
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!
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 tofu...it would be a fabulous weeknight dinner. Thanks Cookgirl. ZWT6!
We all loved this broccoli recipe. Great flavor and crunch!! Thank you so much. Made for Culinary Quest.