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."
photo by Ashley Cuoco photo by Ashley Cuoco
photo by Ashley Cuoco
photo by PaulaG photo by PaulaG
photo by Ashley Cuoco photo by Ashley Cuoco
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  • 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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