Spicy Asian Broccoli: Long spears of broccoli are tossed with Chinese chile-garlic sauce, minced fresh garlic, sesame oil, a bit of raw sugar and this and that then roasted until crisp-tender. This will beat every white cardboard takeout container of Chinese you can get anywhere without exception.
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Spicy Asian Broccoli

Long spears of broccoli are tossed with Chinese chile-garlic sauce, minced fresh garlic, sesame oil, a bit of raw sugar and this and that then roasted until crisp-tender. This will beat every white cardboard takeout container of Chinese you can get anywhere without exception. Adapted with thanks from Budget Bytes who in turn adapted it from Cooking Light
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 128kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood

Ingredients

  • 4 broccoli crowns
  • 2 ½ tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese chile-garlic sauce or Sambal Oelek
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar or light brown sugar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a large, rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray (or use a stoneware pan without spray.) Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the canola oil, chile-garlic sauce, sesame oil, raw sugar and minced garlic until even.
  • Slice the broccoli crowns into long spears, keeping as much of the stem area intact as possible. Do not cut the spears too small or they’ll burn instead of cooking to the desired crisp tender stage. Add all of the broccoli spears to the mixing bowl with the oil mixture and toss until everything is evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared pan, arranging the spears so they are in a single layer and sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until there are darkened, black, wilted edges on the cut areas and florets of the broccoli. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with hot, cooked rice or as an accompaniment to a stir fried meats or tofu.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 135.2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg