I think we all know we should be eating more vegetables. At least I know my family needs to eat more of them. But they get boring after awhile. We get tired of the same plain vegetables over and over. Because of this I am always trying to find more interesting ways to serve them. So, when I saw this recipe in an Everyday Food magazine I knew I wanted to give it a try.
Not only did this help make broccoli interesting, it goes great with Asian style food. Many times I serve something that has an Asian sauce or style to it and I have trouble coming up with a side dish or vegetable to serve with it. Now I can turn to this recipe.
Sorry for the picture, broccoli just does not photograph well.
Asian Style Broccoli with Oyster Sauce
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce,( Most oyster sauce has gluten in it, but I found some GF at an Asian store)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce ( I used a GF one)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Pinch of sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 head broccoli (1 1/2 pounds), cut into florets
In a small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water.
In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high. Add garlic and broccoli. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is bright green, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and cook until broccoli is tender but still has a little crunch, which took about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes. Add oyster sauce mixture; cook until thickened, about 1 minute more. Serve and enjoy!
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