Friday, February 3, 2012

Quick and Easy: Broccoli with Garlic and Nori

Z loves broccoli and he also loves seaweed and crispy fried garlic. Here's the perfect combination that is so quick and really easy to prepare. All you need to do is blanch some broccoli in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes until you are able to just pierce through it with a fork. Drain and rinse the broccoli under cold running water. Place broccoli in a serving dish and set aside. 

Take a sheet or nori/seaweed and using a pair of scissors, cut it up into roughly 1 inch x 2 inch pieces. Heat up about 1 tbsp peanut oil in a small pan and fry some thinly sliced or chopped garlic until lightly golden and crisp. Turn off the heat and transfer the garlic onto a small dish,  leaving the oil in the pan. While the pan is still hot, quickly add the nori pieces to the oil and stir until they crinkle up and turn shiny. Add a splash of light soy sauce and swirl it around. Pour this over the broccoli and garnish with crispy garlic and toasted sesame seeds if desired. And it's ready to serve!


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Oh wow! I never thought of combining nori with broccoli! I'm so intrigued and love to try this. I don't have peanut oil, do you think it's necessary ingredient for this?

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

You can just use vegetable oil :)