Orange Sesame Broccoli

"Don't like broccoli? You can substitute baby bok choy or asparagus with equally good results in this quick and delicious dish."
 
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photo by PaulaG photo by PaulaG
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Ready In:
14mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Grate 1 tsp orange peel from the orange and squeeze 1/4 cup juice.
  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet until hot.
  • Add the broccoli and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add ginger, garlic, and orange peel and cook 1 or 2 minutes longer until the veggies are tender, crisp.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil and orange juice; add to skillet and cook 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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  1. Sueie
    Nice and subtle with just the right amount of tang, used broccoli, beans and asparagus. Terrific!
     
  2. JustJanS
    We loved this thank you Geema. I used a mix of brocolli and asparagus (just coming into season). I had cut the broccoli a bit large, so when i added the liquid, I put a lid over the skillet and allowed the veg to steam for a couple of minutes. Those flavours went right through the veggies-yummmm. Next time though, I'll know to cut my florets a little smaller to make it the completely right way;-)
     
  3. PaulaG
    This recipe produces a tender crisp vegetable that is lightly flavored with ginger and a touch of citrus. I do think that next time, I will cook it just a few minutes in the microwave before proceeding. I agree this would be good with asparagus.
     
  4. Malriah
    I love the asian flair! This recipe definately takes plain broccoli to a new level! The method used rewarded me with crisp broccoli that stayed a vibrant green color instead of a dark forest-y color that you get all to often when you order broccoli in a restaurant. Thanks for posting it!
     
  5. bj829sherwin
    What are the long orange strips in the picture?
     
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