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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spicy Charred Broccoli

Here I am chatting about vegetables. 

Sorry, if you are not a vegetable fan.  But please keep reading.  Vegetables are good for you and I am fairly certain we all do not eat enough of them.  Me included.

One of the vegetables I adore is broccoli.  Right behind asparagus and corn on the cob (although that isn't really a healthy veggie...).  I could eat broccoli up in almost any dish, but I really, really am a sucker for it in any stir-fry, chinese or thai dish.  This broccoli reminds me of that.

Flipping through the latest Food Network magazine yesterday, I found this recipe.  With a head of broccoli in the crisper needed to be used up, I declared a "grilling" night and our whole meal was thrown on the grill, so we didn't have to heat up the house.  Cheddar-bacon brats, roasted potatoes and spicy charred broccoli.  I adapted their recipe a bit to what I had on hand.

Spicy Charred Broccoli
1 head of broccoli, cut into pieces
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice wine or white vinegar
4 t. sesame oil or canola oil
4 t. honey
1 t. red pepper flakes

Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high heat. 

In a bowl combine all ingredients, minus the broccoli, stir and set aside.  Place broccoli in a sprayed grill pan.  Place on direct heat 2-3 minutes, stirring around occasionally, until broccoli is cooked through and a bit charred.

Remove from grill and toss with dressing.  Serve immediately.

Oh...this broccoli is SO good.  Try it with your next meal.  Feel free to leave out the red pepper flakes, if you cannot handle heat, but honestly it just gives a bit of bite to it.  Not too much heat.

What is your favorite veggie?

Would you like to comment?

  1. I love grilled and roasted broccoli - it kinda just kicks them up a notch! I actually grilled green beans for the first time last night - so good!

  2. I love throwing the entire meal on the grill! Grilled veggies are so good- I love this sauce idea, though! I normally just drizzle them with olive oil and call it a day!

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)May 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    My favourite veggie would probably be tomatoes or mushrooms ... neither of which are really vegetables, but ah well!