Dinner Tonight: Sesame-Lime Broccoli

Once when I was shopping with my son Gavin, I asked him what vegetable he’d like to have for dinner that night.
“Broccoli!” he cheered.
The stares I received from the other shoppers ran from amazed to annoyed. And, I must admit to a tiny amount of smug. The kid loves his veggies! His favorite is this recipe.

For the dressing:

4 tablespoons of lime juice (go ahead and use the lime in the plastic bottle, it’s no problem!)

3 tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

A pinch of salt and pepper.

Whisk the ingredients together or shake in a small jar and store in the fridge for later.

For the Broccoli:

You’ll need 4 large bunches of broccoli.

Cut the florets off the stems and place into a large pot. Cover with plenty of cold water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often.

While you are waiting for your broccoli to boil prepare a large bowl of very cold iced water.

Once the water comes to a boil shut off the heat and let the broccoli sit for about 3-5 minutes or until the broccoli are tender crisp. You don’t want them to be soft at all. Just a little cooked and bright green.

Scoop the broccoli out of the pot and put them into the ice bath. This stops the cooking and set that bright green color.

Top off the cold water with more ice. You can store them in the fridge or just on the counter top this way for a couple of hours.

To prepare the dish:

Drain the broccoli and pat them dry.

In a large saute’ pan heat over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.

Saute’ the broccoli until warmed thorough.

Remove the broccoli to a serving dish and toss with the sesame-lime dressing.

I hope your family loves this as much as mine does!

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