I love broccoli. I don't think that's a crazy statement at all!
I am lucky that I have never had bad broccoli. I hear stories that kids won't eat it and maybe I was just never served anything THAT bad. Well, I mean, when I was kid I only remember them being smothered in a velveeta sauce (yup.) so maybe that was part of me liking it. But I have family members that had never eaten anything green growing up. Not even if it was smothered in something that can only be called cheese product but tasted awesome when I was a kid. I can't imagine going a day without having vegetables or fruit, can you?!
Now I just love broccoli in almost anything. I love it raw, I love it in soup, I love it roasted, I love it steamed, I love it pan fried with some spices.. ooohh yeahh...
And honestly broccoli doesn't always need all this stuff done to it. I would gladly eat it cooked this way without the the spices but they do make it all the more interesting, don't you think?
I get broccoli with really large stems on them because I love how it tastes. It's sweeter and doesn't have any bitter flavor like the heads of the broccoli can have. All you have to do is peel it with a regular vegetable peeler to get the tougher skin off and slice it up. If you haven't tried it before I think that you are in for a pleasant surprise!
This is a super easy broccoli dish that goes with almost any meal.
- big heads/stalks broccoli
- 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce (I use low sodium)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chile flakes (depending on how spicy you want it!)
Peel the stalks of the broccoli and cut into 1/4" slices. Cut the tops into bite sized florets.
Get a pot and steamer ready and steam the broccoli for 3-4 minutes (max!)
Heat a large nonstick pan over high heat and add in the sesame seeds. Stir constantly until they are toasted and fragrant. Add in the broccoli, chile flakes, garlic and soy sauce. Cook for 1 minute longer. Serve up and enjoy!
Nutritional information per serving : Serving size: 1/4 recipe
? WWPointsPlus 34 calories, 1.4g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 4.5g carbohydrates, 2.5g fiber, 0g sugar, 2.6g protein