Spicy Asian Broccoli

"Long spears of broccoli are tossed with Chinese chile-garlic sauce, minced fresh garlic, sesame oil, a bit of raw sugar and this and that then roasted until crisp-tender. This will beat every white cardboard takeout container of Chinese you can get anywhere without exception. From Cooking Light"
photo by Debbwl photo by Debbwl
photo by Debbwl
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by teresas photo by teresas
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  • Preheat oven to 425°F Lightly spray a large, rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray (or use a stoneware pan without spray.) Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the canola oil, chile-garlic sauce, sesame oil, raw sugar and minced garlic until even.
  • Slice the broccoli crowns into long spears, keeping as much of the stem area intact as possible. Do not cut the spears too small or they’ll burn instead of cooking to the desired crisp tender stage. Add all of the broccoli spears to the mixing bowl with the oil mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared pan, arranging the spears so they are in a single layer and sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until there are darkened, black, wilted edges on the cut areas and florets of the broccoli. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with hot, cooked rice or as an accompaniment to a stir fried meats or tofu.

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  1. Debbwl
    We love roasted broccoli and we love Asian broccoli and this was a tasty marriage of the two. I made as written leaving the spears long as we do normally like the spears, but in this case it was the crowns we enjoyed only as the spears were a little tough which could have just been our head of broccoli. Thanks for the post.
  2. Bonnie G #2
    Saw this photo and decided I had to try it. So glad I did, it's awesome. Just the right amount of spices for us and loved that it's baked in the oven. I did have to make a change as you can see in the photo as I didn't have enough broccoli, so added in the bit of cauliflower, grated carrots and some finally chopped onion. It turned out wonderful and we'll be using this recipe again and again.
  3. teresas
    I really loved the flavor of this...but hubby didn't care for it...he felt the broccoli was over cooked...I thought they came out fine...:)
  4. Sharon123
    Oh my goodness, this was good! I didn't have raw sugar, so used brown sugar. Loved the sweet heat. Thanks! This will be put in my favorites. Made for New Kids on the Block game.


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