Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stir Fried Broccoli with Ginger and Garlic

After a long weekend vacation, during which we consumed a lot of wonderful food heavy in calories, I couldn't wait to get a veggie fix. I combined ginger julienne slivers and garlic slices. The end product was extremely flavorful and well balanced.

Stir Fried Broccoli with Ginger and Garlic

2 cups of broccoli tops cut in medium sized pieces
1 inch cube of ginger
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tbsp + 1 tsp salt
1 tbsp soy sauce

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the broccoli and 1 tbsp of salt, cook, blanching the broccoli for about 2 minutes. Remove the broccoli from the water and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. This technique will help you retain the beautiful green of the broccoli without overcooking.

Heat a wok with the canola oil. Once the wok and oil comes to a smoking point, add the broccoli. Stir the broccoli immediately. Add the garlic, ginger, salt, and red pepper. Stir fry for about 4 minutes. Add the soy sauce, stir and serve.

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