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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 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:

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli
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4.76 from 25 votes

Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

Hands down this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli will beat every takeout container of Chinese you can get without exception.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Asian Broccoli, Broccoli, Spicy
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 256kcal
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

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2042IU | Vitamin C: 272mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg
 

 

 

 

 

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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31 Comments

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    Boulder
    August 5, 2020 at 10:28 am

    This Asian-style Broccoli has quickly become a favorite meal at my house!! The recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2020 at 6:32 am

      Thank you, and that is so awesome to hear about the Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli recipe! Have a wonderful day.

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    Locavore
    August 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    This is such an amazing meal for weeknights! We really enjoyed the recipe and will make this broccoli dish again soon!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2020 at 6:31 am

      Thank you, so much for dropping by and sharing positive feedback about the Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

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    Sue
    August 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    This Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli was delicious! Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2020 at 6:30 am

      Thank you, so much Sue. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on the Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli

  • Reply
    Beth
    August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    This was delicious! My family and I love this recipe for broccoli! It’s was delicious and had the right amount of kick to it! I will definitely be making this again!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2020 at 6:30 am

      Good morning, and thank you, Beth!

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    Pam Greer
    August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    I am always looking for great tasting Asian side dishes and the one checked off all the boxes. I really loved how spicy it was!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2020 at 6:29 am

      Thank you, Pam! We love this Spicy Asian-Style Broccoli, and I make it frequently as a side dish.

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