Sesame Ginger Steamed Broccoli: What I've Learned So Far
As a vegetarian, you can't underestimate the power of delicious side dishes, and this recipe for sesame ginger steamed broccoli is a quick and easy way to create a delicious side dish for any meal.
In fact, I've had many delicious dinners out with friends and coworkers at traditional steak houses. While some may express concern with the venue, I always tell them not to worry - because steak houses usually have amazing vegetarian side dishes! Creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, incredible salads, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, asparagus, and red potatoes...you get the idea.
And I don't just get a few dishes and leave it at that. I like to get creative! I'll order a baked potato and then some other vegetable side dish - maybe creamed spinach or roasted broccoli. I'll top the potato with the other side dish. I've also ordered salads with additional side dishes like sautéed mushroom. I'll put the mushrooms on the salad and make something really delicious! There's been plenty of times people have ended up jealous of the creations on my plate made out of side dishes. As always, just be inventive and have fun!
Sesame Ginger Steamed Broccoli: The Recipe
• You can use a potato peeler to peel your ginger - just try not to lose too much of the smaller offshoots.• Leftover ginger can be peeled and frozen in an airtight bag for up to six months. • You can substitute saki for the Mirin if you prefer. • It's always good to use the freshest possible ingredients. It's easy to buy something like sesame oil or sesame seeds and forget how long you've had them. Check labels and discard old or expired ingredients - you'll end up with a much better result!