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Stir-Fried Sesame Broccoli

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“From Cook's Country: A trio of salty, sweet, and tart ingredients round out the sauce, along with ginger, garlic, and hot red pepper flakes. Use a chef's knife to trim away the fibrous outer peel on the broccoli stems.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk orange juice, soy sauce, 2 t. sesame oil, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and cornstarch in medium bowl. Combine garlic, ginger, and remaining 1 t. sesame oil in small bowl.
  2. Toast sesame seeds in a large skillet over medium heat until golden, about 8 minutes, shaking pan frequently. Transfer seeds to plate.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in now-empty skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and cook over medium heat until broccoli is tender-crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl and tent with foil.
  5. Add garlic mixture to empty skillet and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Add orange juice mixture and cook until sauce thickens and coats back of spoon, about 1 minute.
  7. Pour sauce over broccoli and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve.

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