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Wasabi-Ae (Broccoli With Wasabi Sauce )

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“You can turn this into a one-dish meal by adding some protein of your choice, such as blanched and cut-up tofu, or poached and shredded chicken breast. The sauce is great with either. Use less wasabi if you find it too strong. From the blog "Just Hungry" . cooking time is approximate”
READY IN:
18mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 cups broccoli, cut up (the flower part broken into small pieces, the stem part peeled and sliced thin)
  • salt and water (for cooking)
  • 2 12 teaspoons wasabi powder, reconstituted to a paste with a few drops of water
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon artificial sweetener, of your choice

Directions

  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil. Cook the broccoli until it's crisp-tender and still a bright green in color. Drain, and refresh very briefly with cold running water. (Note: you can skip this step if you're not in a hurry and have time to cool the broccoli.).
  2. In the meantime, mix together all the remaining ingredients except the wasabi in a small pan, and stir over a low heat until the sugar is melted. Let cool, and add the wasabi, reserving 1/2 tsp or so. Mix well until the wasabi is dissolved.
  3. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and mix well. Serve at room temperature or chilled, optionally with a little additional wasabi on the side for people to mix into the broccoli as they eat it (if they really like wasabi).

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