Prep 12 mins
Cook 8 mins
I've always liked broccoli, providing you are talking about the budding tops. The stems I could do without. For a while there I was throwing the stems away, but that felt so extravagant that I kept wondering if there wasn't something I could do with them. There is... and it's even delicious. Now I look forward to the stems as much as the rest of the broccoli.
- 2 -3 broccoli stems (from 1 bunch)
- 1 large carrot
- 2 -3 leaves savoy cabbage
- 3 -4 green onions
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Peel the broccoli stems, but don't cut off the ends.
- Grate the stems down to the end stubs, and discard the stubs and any stringy bits that didn't grate well.
- Peel and grate the carrot.
- Discard the thick cabbage stems, and finely shred the rest of the leaves.
- Finely chop the green onions.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet, and add all the prepared vegetables.
- Sprinkle the water over the top.
- Cook the vegetables over medium-high heat for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the water is evaporated.
- Sprinkle the soy and Worcestershire sauces over the vegetables, and continue to cook and stir for 3 or 4 more minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
I had leftover broccoli stems and the other ingredients, so I decided to give this a try. The vegetables tasted great together, and had a nice crisp-tender texture. The only suggestion I'd make is to use half the amount of soy sauce and add a little more water -- to me, using 2 tbsp. of soy was too strong and masked some of the taste of the fresh vegetables. But I'll definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing!