Simple and Healthy Steamed Broccoli
I have been absent from the site for almost a month now and I feel awful about that. Apologies for the lack of updates, although I have to say that the time I took off from posting new recipes on Kitchen Missus has given me a brand new perspective and loads of great recipes that I am now looking forward to sharing. Previously, I worked on and worried constantly about the site and that left me extremely stressed, and a stressed Pamela is a grumpy Pamela, not good at all. But I'm back now! Refreshed and raring to go with fun and delicious recipes that are easy to make and healthy to boot. Starting with this fabulous steamed broccoli dish that is ready in 10 minutes, healthy and with minimal fuss.
If you have read my other broccoli recipe post, you probably know that broccoli is my son's favourite vegetable and there really is no surprise there - the 'hair' (or so my son calls it) on the broccoli absorbs any sauce that it is cooked in and provides a burst of flavour when you bite into it.
Typically, when I cook broccoli Asian style, I would stir-fry them in a large wok together with carrots, mushrooms and oyster sauce (that recipe here), or with a protein such as beef or squid or prawns. However, I have discovered a new way to cook broccoli and I absolutely love it because it frees up space on my stovetop (I only have 2 available) and I can prep the dish beforehand, pop it into the fridge and just stick it into the steamer when mealtime rolls around. It's dead simple. And so delish!
When I have fried minced garlic in the kitchen I would pour a little spoonful over the broccoli prior to steaming it, but you can either use sesame oil instead or just do without it. The dish is steamed for 10 minutes so that the broccoli still retains its crunch but at the same time its 'hair' is able to absorb the simple and yummy sauce. It's just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes, you really have no reason NOT to try it!