Thursday, March 25, 2010

What's The Difference Between Broccoli and Snot? (recipe)


Actually, at my house that's not true. All 5 of us kids eat broccoli. I like it best raw dipped in Ranch Dressing but everyone else eats it steamed, roasted, raw, pureed (well, my baby brother does).

Here's a recipe I made to make steamed broccoli a little more...better!

Stuff You Need
4 1/2 cups broccoli "florets" (that's a fancy word for cut up broccoli pieces)
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce (my mom only buys the low-sodium kind)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Equipment You Need
Pot with lid
Steaming basket
Small mixing bowl
Serving bowl
Cookie Sheet
Hot pads

1. Put steamer basket in pot. Add water just to bottom of basket. Add broccoli. Cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until the broccoli is soft, but not mushy. I usually stick a toothpick in one to see how soft it is.

2. While broccoli is doing it's thing, heat oven to 350 degrees and put sesame seeds on cookie sheet. Toast in the over for 3-5 minutes until they are just LIGHTLY brown. Using hot pads, take out of oven and set somewhere out of the way.

3. In a small mixing bowl, using a whisk, mix up the sesame oil, soy sauce, and sesame seeds.

4. When broccoli is done, pull out the basket and put broccoli into serving bowl. Pour the oil/soy sauce mixture over, mix it up, and serve it to your brothers and sisters.


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julie said...

Yay for a boy's cooking blog! Being a mom of three boys myself, I'm always hoping one of my boys will take to cooking and enjoy being in the kitchen. There is a definite need for your book and your blog. Keep up the good work!

Mary said...

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Laura said...

Great job! My kids all love broccoli. Looking forward to see what else you come up with.