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Asian Broccoli Circles

Broccoli haters of the world unite! You don’t have to eat disgusting broccoli tops in this recipe, only the stalks. The stalks have almost as many vitamins and nutrients as the broccoli tops.

What You’ll Need: Serves 3-4

*2 broccoli stalks with long stems
*1/4 cup water
*3-4 slices gingerroot
*1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
*1 tablespoon maple syrup

What You’ll Do:

1. Have ready a 10-12 inch non-stick skillet with a lid. Cut the tops off of the broccoli stem and save for another day. On a cutting board, hold your broccoli tree vertically (up) and carefully trim off any brown or tough parts with a paring knife. Lay the tree on its side and cut off the dried end.

2. Cut into thin 1/8 inch thick circles. (There should be about 20-25 circles.) Cut the ginger root into thin circles. Lay the broccoli and ginger root circles in a single layer in the skillet.

3. Put water into a glass measuring cup and pour into the skillet, cover, and turn on the stove to medium heat. Set a timer for 7 minutes. Check every few minutes to see if the water has evaporated.

4. In the glass measuring cup, stir together the tamari and the maple syrup. As soon as all the water is gone, pour the sauce evenly over the broccoli. Cook for about another minute or so until the sauce starts to bubble up. Serve hot. 

Tools:

*Large non-stick skillet
*Cutting board
*Paring knife
*Glass measuring cup
*Measuring spoon

-Anne Vassal

by GL | 2/1/2016
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