Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe: Sesame Soy Broccolini

Do you ever have days where you get home from work, exhausted, and can barely muster up the strength to pop a meal in the microwave?  Unfortunately, that happens to me quite often.  And as much as I'd love to live on frozen meals, I know that I shouldn't, so I'm constantly on the hunt for quick and easy recipes.  Sesame soy broccolini is one of those recipes. 

Never had broccolini?  In my mind, broccolini is like a cross between asparagus and broccoli.  It doesn't taste like asparagus, though - it's just very "stemy." 

  • Broccolini (I buy it in shrink wrapped packages at Whole Foods)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Garlic - as much as you can handle
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Trim broccolini - similar to how you'd trip asparagus. Cut of the ends and cut each step into manageable/eatable pieces
  2. Finely mince garlic.
  3. Put broccolini, garlic, oil, and soy sauce into a skillet. Cook on high or medium high heat until slightly wilted. (not too wilted! they cook pretty quickly!)
  4. Enjoy!

Start to finish, you can whip up a batch of broccolini in less than 15 minutes.  It's a quick and tasty addition to almost any meal.
What are your favorite quick and easy recipes?

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