Broccoli with Soy, Sesame Seeds and Ginger Sauce

This dish has a very strong taste and makes a good main meal served with rice and a side dish of cooked mushrooms, or just as a side dish to the main meal. The green, white and brown colouring looks good.
1 large broccoli
3 Tblsp soy sauce
2 cm 1 inch raw ginger
2 Tblsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil
5 cloves garlic
olive oil
2 limes
Cut the florets off the stalk. Peel and dice the stalk. Steam until just tender about 5 minutes.
Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until golden. Remove and allow to cool.
Peel and slice the cloves of garlic. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and fry the garlic until it is golden and crisp. Drain the garlic on kitchen paper.
In the same pan; without the heat, add the soy sauce and sesame oil and mix. Squeeze in the juice from one lime. Peel, and grate the ginger into it. Taste and if not zingy enough add more lime juice. Mix well.
Serve the broccoli as a pyramid on a serving plate and drizzle over the warm sauce.
Garnish with the garlic and sesame seeds.
Serves 4 people.
This dish has a zingy, nutty, salty taste.


About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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