Thursday, January 29, 2009

Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli

Ainsley’s Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli
from Ainsley Harriott's Fresh and Fabulous Meals in Minutes

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves 4

Broccoli florets ( I used 1 bunch, not sure how much it weighed. And I removed the stalks)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ -1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1. Steam or boil the broccoli for a couple of minutes, just until tender and a brilliant green. I used my microwave. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet/sauté pan and add the chili pepper, cumin and mustard seeds. Cook over medium heat for 30-40 seconds…just until you hear the popping of the seeds and smell that wonderful fragrance. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute or so. You just want to smell them…not see them darken. Add the drained broccoli and toss well. Stir fry until tender – 1-2 minutes should do.

Great side for grilled or roasted meat, chicken or fish.

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