Broccoli With Sesame Seeds

"Tired of serving broccoli the same old way? Try something new and a little spicy! This recipe comes from Bon Appetit."
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  • Toast sesame seeds in heavy small skillet over medium heat until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Set aside 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds.
  • Place remaining sesame seeds in a spice grinder.
  • Add salt and 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper; grind coarsely.
  • Set sesame-red pepper mixture aside.
  • Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Transfer to large bowl.
  • Add oil, 1 tbs reserved sesame seeds, remaining 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper and 2 tsp sesame-red pepper mixture; toss to combine.
  • Serve, passing remaining sesame-red pepper mixture separately.

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  1. Maybe my peppers were a bit hot, but the brocoli got over shadowed a bit by the dressing. Next time I will cut the chilli a little, and add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. But as Bev said, it really was a ice change from normal old brocolli. I would put the dressing over any green veg, eg. asparagus, beans or Brussels sprouts.
  2. One of the best ways to have broccli I have tried! Adds alot of flavor to a sometimes bland vegetable! A great compliment to a meal.
  3. I only steamed the broccoli about 4 minutes as we like it firm, not mushy. Great flavors though with the sesame added. Great recipe.
  4. Very easy to make, it is on the spicey side however. If you don't care for really spicey don't put the remaining crushed red pepper on the broccoli with the sesame oil and remaining sesame seeds, just use the amount suggested in the sesame - salt - crushed red pepper mix.
  5. A nice change of pace. Thought it made a very nice side to Recipe #374162. Made as written using steamed frozen broccoli. Did go easy on the crushed red pepper for DH sake. Thanks so much for the post.


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