Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

July 17, 2020

Are you tired of the same old dull 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 a 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 for Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

  • 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 for Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

  • 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 for Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

  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 brown lightly about 1 minute. Remove the metal skillet from the heat and reserve it till the broccoli is ready.
  2. Meanwhile, Simmer broccoli is 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 color about 3-4 minutes lightly.
  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.

 

 

 

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

hmccallum
Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.
4.85 from 20 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 256 kcal

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
 

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

Notes

 
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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 864mgPotassium: 1014mgFiber: 8gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2042IUVitamin C: 272mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Asian Broccoli, Broccoli, Spicy
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If you enjoyed this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli, here are a few others you might enjoy.

  • Broccoli Apple Salad is one of those salads that’s so deliciously good. It’s hard to remember it’s the main ingredient is broccoli. Broccoli has long been a  love-hate relationship with many adults and children alike over the years. However, the Broccoli Apple salad recipe has always been a massive hit with my children and family, thankfully.
  • Orzo Salad with Apples and Cranberries{Fall Harvest Orzo Salad} is a simple, deliciously Fall inspired Salad that is perfect for the holidays and family gathering this season—made with chilled Ozro, crisp gala apples, dried cranberries, broccoli, chopped walnuts,  and a fresh, clean-tasting dressing made from freshly squeezed lemons, and pure virgin olive oil.
  • Chickpea Salad combines all of my favorite organic garden fresh vegetables in one fabulous easy recipe. The chickpeas are combined with zucchini, vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced green onions, sweet yellow bell peppers, drizzled with virgin olive oil, and lemon dressing.

 

 

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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41 Comments

  • Reply
    MacKeni
    September 14, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    We eat broccoli 2-3x a week and I am always looking for new recipes. This one turned out perfect.

  • Reply
    Nancy
    September 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    This is my favourite way to make broccoli!! So delicious and easy to throw together

  • Reply
    Mirlene
    September 14, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    These asian broccolis were so good! My kids loved them. I made them along with stir fry chicken.

  • Reply
    Anjali
    September 14, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    This recipe was so flavorful and delicious!! We made it as a side dish alongside some tofu skewers today and everyone loved it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 14, 2022 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Anjali! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Have a great night.

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