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The key to this quick and easy way with broccoli is not to oversteam it – it should retain a little crunch. You could also add a little finely minced garlic or ginger for more of a kick. Goes well with chicken or fish.


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  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets, stems finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Whisk the soy sauce, vinegar, oil and honey in a large bowl until blended. Season.
  2. Steam the broccoli florets and stems for 5 minutes or until tender. Set to one side to cool.
  3. In a heavy pan, add the sesame seeds and stir over a medium heat until golden.Transfer the seeds to a clean dish to cool.
  4. Combine the broccoli and half the sesame seeds in the bowl containing the vinegar and oil mixture. Leave to marinate at room temperature for a minimum of half an hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the broccoli to a serving dish and then pour over the dressing.
  6. Sprinkle over the remaining sesame seeds and serve with fish or chicken.
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