Korean Seasoned Broccoli Banchan
When I saw some very fresh and cheap broccolini (the slimmer cousin of broccoli with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks) at the wet market, I instantly remembered tigerfish’s sesame broccoli. Thanks to her, I know of the existence of seasoned broccoli as a banchan (Korean side dish).
This sesame-seasoned broccoli tastes deliciously light, naturally fresh and best of all, only took 10 minutes to make from start to finish. The seasoning is similar to the one used in my spinach banchan and soy bean sprout banchan which is mainly sesame oil, garlic and sesame seeds. Although this is a Korean banchan dish, it will definitely complement any meal you are cooking and will even go well as a side dish in a lunch box.
Break broccoli or broccolini to serving sizes before cooking.
Plunging the hot boiled broccoli in a bowl of ice water immediately after cooking prevents overcooking and allow the broccoli to retain its bright green hue and crisp.