Monday, February 16, 2009

Skillet broccoli with red bell pepper and sweet soy sauce

1 bunch broccoli

1/4 cup water

2 Tbs. Vegetable oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/8 tsp. Red pepper flakes

2 Tbs. Soy sauce

2 Tbs. Rice vinegar

1 tsp. Sugar

1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped

Cut the broccoli florets and stalks into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces.  Combine the broccoli with water, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a 12-inch nonstick skillet. Cover and cook over high heat until the water is simmering and the broccoli begins to turn bright green, about 2 minutes.  Uncover and add pepper.  Clear the center of the pan and add the oil, garlic, and pepper flakes.  Mash the garlic into the pan with the back of a spoon and add 1 tsp. Grated ginger.  Allow garlic to cook for 10 seconds before stirring it into the vegetables.  

Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen Cookbook