Asian Garlic Broccoli

We do dinners with another couple, one night, every other week.  Last week, our dinner was Chinese themed.  This is one of the sides I cooked.  It turned out really good.

Asian Garlic Broccoli


1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp canola oil
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp lemon juice


Put 1 inch of water in a saucepan, and add the broccoli.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the oils and the crushed red pepper flakes over medium heat for 2 minutes or until hot.  Stir in the soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and lemon juice.  Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat.

Drain the broccoli and transfer to a serving bowl.  Pour the garlic sauce over the top and toss to coat.  Serve warm or chilled.


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