Garlic Sesame Broccoli Stir Fry
Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
of red pepper flakes to taste
large bunch broccoli
trimmed and chopped into bite-size pieces (enough for 5 cups of sliced stems and florets)
of toasted sesame seeds
sesame seed oil
In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce and cornstarch to combine. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
In a wok over high heat high, add peanut oil and let the wok get very hot but before the oil smokes.
Add the chopped broccoli and toss to coat all with oil. Cook for about 2 minutes, tossing often.
Add the garlic and toss more so they don’t burn. The broccoli should be bright green at this point.
Reduce heat to medium, then add the soy cornstarch mixture and stir well to coat.
Add the water and toss to thin out the sauce. Cover the wok and let cook a few more minutes until the broccoli is fork tender but still crunchy. Toss again so everything is coated evenly.
Transfer the hot broccoli to a serving platter. Sprinkle with toasted seeds and a drizzle of sesame seed oil.