Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Fred & George with Broccoli

I'm still on track with my recipe resolution - John and I had broccoli in garlic sauce for dinner tonight. YUM! The recipe's at the end of the post.

John and I have unilaterally decided (with some help from the BURPS boys) that the slippers should be known as Fred and George. YAY to C for suggesting it!! We'll plant a tree in your honor in our back yard. :) And call it Ron.

Speaking of unilateral decisions, I don't really get involved in politics on here but I'm fairly interested to see what comes of the State of the Union speech tonight. Being in the UK (and dedicated to Radio 4) gives an interesting perspective on things. It seems like the brits view Bush as a complete lunatic, but they also think most Americans are nuts for voting for him. Twice. Blair has definitely fallen from grace here, with his demise accelerated by the terrier-like obedience to Bush with Iraq. Nice job.

BTW, the Blogger photo uploads were annoying me so I put them on Flickr - you can see them in the window over at the right (and click on it to go directly to my Flickr page)

Here's the recipe we had tonight, from Epicurious.com. I added bok choi (2 stalks) with the broc, and then corn starch at the end to thicken it a bit. Oh, and I used about 8 cloves of garlic...I lost count. And the feeds 6 business is nuts...John and I had it with noodles and are still kinda hungry.

BROCCOLI SPEARS WITH GARLIC SAUCE
1 1/2 lb broccoli (about 1 head)
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
3 tablespoons Asian oyster sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Peel off tough outer skin of broccoli stem, then halve broccoli crosswise (top half with florets should equal length of bottom half). Cut bottom half (stem) lengthwise into 1/2-inch-wide wedges, then cut top half (stem with florets) into long spears with 1/2-inch-wide wedges.

Heat a wok (or v. large pan) over high heat until beginning to smoke, then add canola oil and swirl to coat sides. Stir-fry garlic until golden, about 30 seconds, then add broccoli and stir-fry 5 minutes. Stir in oyster sauce and stock and cook, covered, until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with sesame oil.

Gourmet
February 2004

1 comment:

C said...

Yay! What could be better than an honorary tree? Maybe I'll come visit it someday :)