When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term "All-American" only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn't until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American... (read more)

Archive for February 22nd, 2009




Stir-Fry Broccoli

This is a popular stir-fry dish for everyday family meals. Goes great with meats, poultry and seafood.

1 pound fresh broccoli
1 scallion, including the green top
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil (for cooking in a non-stick wok or a fry pan)
2 tablespoons water
1-½ tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
½ teaspoon sugar

Wash and cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel tough outer membrane from stems and slice into 1/4 inch thin bite-size pieces. Wash and trim the green onion, finely chop.

To Cook:
Heat oil in a non-stick wok or a large frying pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, brown onions for a few seconds. Add broccoli, cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add water, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Cook and stir until the broccoli is tender yet still crunchy for about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

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