Barely cooked broccoli is tossed with soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and a bit of sugar. Sprinkle on pumpkin seeds for a bit of texture and bite. Wonderful cold or warm.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 heads fresh broccoli
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
Separate broccoli into bite-sized florets. Peel tough skin off stem and quarter it into 2 inch pieces cut slantwise.
Bring 2 1/2 quarts water, 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon salt to boil. Add broccoli and boil quickly for 1 minute; plunge into cold water to set color; drain and place on platter or in a bowl.
In a small bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and sugar. Pour mixture over broccoli, toss. This salad can be served hot or cold, your choice!