This is a dirt-easy, impressive vegetable side dish. I feel broccoli has always gotten jipped in the culinary world as the horrible vegetable of childhood that no one ever liked. I love it, and I think this recipe showcases it in the way it deserves.
Orange Stir-fried Broccoli
1 large bunch broccoli
1 juicy navel orange
1 tablespoon minced or crushed garlic
Splash of soy sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
Out of the ordinary equipment
A zester or fine-toothed grater
Cut the broccoli into long spears. No one really likes getting a great-big piece of stem by itself, so don't just cut the florets off. Heat some olive oil over medium-high heat and throw in the garlic, cooking a few minutes. Add the broccoli, stirring constantly. Zest in some of the orange peel , maybe a quarter of the orange or so (a little zest goes a long way), then cut the orange in half and squeeze in the juice of one half. Splash in a little soy sauce, and then season with salt and pepper.