Black Sesame Dressing Broccoli
This broccoli recipe is:
- very easy to make
- fast to prepare
- tasty enough to convert even those who say they don’t like broccoli
Toasted Sesame Oil
Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Black Sesame Seeds
In a small bowl mix sesame oil, vinegar (at a ratio of Rice Vinegar/Dark Balsamic: 3:1 or 4:1 depending on your personal preference), salt and pressed garlic. Add black sesame seeds last, until mixture is thick with seeds.
Cut up broccoli, include both florets and stems
Fill a large bowl with water and bring it to a boil, toss broccoli in when the water is in a full rolling boil. (if you have access to it, always chose high pH 9.5 Kangen Water to more effectively draw the flavor out of the broccoli – if you don’t know what I am talking about, be sure to register for one of the upcoming webinar to discover this water – a chef’s best friend!)
Set a timer for 1 1/2 minutes as soon as you toss the broccoli in the water. Absolute maximum time for broccoli is 2 minutes. Anything longer and you will end up with soggy, limp broccoli, instead of deliciously crisp and fresh tasting broccoli. Do not put lid on while boiling, it is OK if the water has not gotten back to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat and immediately drain in collander. Place broccoli in serving bowl and toss with dressing, mixing the dressing thoroughly throughout. Serve immediately.
Japanese-style Black Sesame Dressing Broccoli goes perfectly as a side dish with a variety of foods. You can serve it with chicken, with fish or seafood and of course it will nicely complement any vegetarian meal you may be serving.