Easy Asian Broccoli Recipe with Ginger, Garlic and Almonds

Broccoli
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  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Cook Time
    7 min
  • Total Time
    17 min
  • Yield
    6 servings

If you don't currently have a favorite way to prepare broccoli, look no further. This versatile Asian broccoli stir fry recipe goes with almost any meal and is a definite crowd-pleaser. The trick is to lightly steam the broccoli and then to stir-fry it in a flavorful sauce. Toasted slivered almonds sprinkled on at the end give it a nice crunch.

Serve it with Five Spice Chicken, Grilled Korean Beef or Super Simple Baked Salmon.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli - cut into florets, stem peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon equivalent artificial sweetener
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, grated, or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (see tip)

Preparation

1) Lightly steam broccoli florets and chopped stems in a steamer basket placed over a pot of simmering water, or microwave in a covered container in small amount of water for 3 minutes. The broccoli will turn a bright green.

2) While the broccoli is cooking, toast the almonds. You can do that in the skillet you're going to use for the broccoli. Heat the pan over medium heat and add slivered almonds (you can add a small amount of oil if you like, but it's not necessary).

Watch them closely as they can burn quickly. Set the almonds aside in a small bowl until just before serving.

3) Make the sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, sherry, and sweetener in a small bowl.

4) Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.

5) Stir-fry the broccoli in hot oil for 1-2 minutes, until almost tender. Push to the edges of the pan.

6) Put ginger and garlic in the center of the pan (add a little more oil if needed), and sauté 30-60 seconds, until fragrant and just lightly browned.

7) Add the sauce to the pan, and mix all the ingredients including broccoli together with a large spoon or spatula. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Nutritional Information: Each of 6 servings has 4 grams effective carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber, 3 grams protein, and 86 calories.

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