Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

Are you tired of the same old dull and boring broccoli and cheese? Try this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli version for a change—the ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper add an excellent kick to the side dish, and it’s quick to make. 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is a deliciously flavorful, simple Asian side dish made from broccoli spears tossed with soy sauce thinly sliced fresh garlic, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, sweet rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of brown sugar.  Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is a deliciously simple dish made from broccoli spears tossed with soy sauce thinly sliced fresh garlic, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, sweet rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of brown sugar.  Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.This recipe for Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is so versatile that it pairs well with fish, seafood, chicken, pork, or beef. So feel free to serve it with your favorite Asian-Style proteins!

 

 

 

Tips for choosing Broccoli

  1. Always choose broccoli heads with tight, green florets and firm stalks.
  2. Choose broccoli head that feels heavy for its size.
  3. Look at the cut ends of the stalks should be fresh and slightly moist looking. Avoid broccoli with any dried out stems or fading yellowing florets.
  4. Store broccoli unwashed in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  5. If the broccoli is purchased fresh, the broccoli will keep up to 8-10 days.

 

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is a deliciously simple dish made from broccoli spears tossed with soy sauce thinly sliced fresh garlic, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, sweet rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of brown sugar.  Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.

 

Equipment needed:

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Wok or large deep skillet
  • Cooking utensils
  • Measuring spoons
  • Hot pads
  • Serving dish

 

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is a deliciously simple dish made from broccoli spears tossed with soy sauce thinly sliced fresh garlic, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, sweet rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of brown sugar.  Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed

  • Four tablespoons Wok oil or frying oil divided by 2
  • Six cloves Garlic thinly sliced
  • One teaspoon Red pepper flakes or to taste
  • Three tablespoons Soy sauce
  • Two teaspoons Brown sugar
  • One teaspoon grated ginger
  • One teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • One teaspoon sweet rice vinegar
  • One teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Two Heads of broccoli cut into small florets
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste.

 

 

Instructions

  1. In a large deep metal skillet over medium-high heat, add the wok oil. Stir in the thinly sliced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic begins to lightly brown, about 1 minute. Remove metal skillet from the heat and reserve till the broccoli is ready.
  2. Meanwhile, Simmer broccoli covered in 1 inch of water for 3 minutes. Drain the broccoli. Rinse in cold water or place in an ice bath then drain the broccoli again.
  3. Add the rest of the oil and then the broccoli to the heated deep metal skillet with garlic and pepper flakes over medium-high heat and toss until tender and it begins to lightly color about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Season the broccoli with soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, sweet rice vinegar, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper, to taste. Turning in metal skillet till combined. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with white rice or by its self if desired.

 

 

 

 

4.8 from 24 votes
Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli
Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 
Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Asian Broccoli, Broccoli, Spicy
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons Wok oil or frying oil divided by 2
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 2 Heads of broccoli cut into small florets
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • white pepper to own taste
Instructions
  1. In a large deep metal skillet over medium-high heat, add the wok oil. Stir in the thinly sliced garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic begins to lightly brown, about 1 minute. Remove metal skillet from the heat and reserve till the broccoli is ready.

  2. Meanwhile, Simmer broccoli covered in 1 inch of water for 3 minutes. Drain the broccoli. Rinse in cold water or place in an ice bath then drain the broccoli again.

  3. Add the rest of the oil and then the broccoli to the heated deep metal skillet with garlic and pepper flakes over medium-high heat and toss until tender and it begins to lightly color about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Season the broccoli with soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, sweet rice vinegar, kosher salt, and fresh ground white pepper, to taste. Turning in metal skillet till combined. Remove from the heat.

  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with white rice or by its self if desired.

 

 

 

 

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli is a deliciously simple dish made from broccoli spears tossed with soy sauce thinly sliced fresh garlic, soy sauce, chili pepper flakes, sweet rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a hint of brown sugar.  Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.

 

 

 

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