Monday, April 14, 2008

Orange Stir-fried Broccoli

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm going to have to make this one, we have broccoli all the time and i'm in need of a new twist AND i can use my zester!!