My good friend Jeanne typically can NOT cook. She can, however, make THE best stir-fry rice. This morning she dropped off a fresh batch for us. So, tonight I made grilled chicken tenders marinated in hoisin, Jeanne's stir-fry rice and our favorite broccoli dish.
Broccoli in Garlic and Hoisin Sauce
1 pound broccoli
3 garlic cloves; minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 tablespoon water
1 ½ tablespoons hoisin sauce
¼ teaspoon salt
1. Fill a large stockpot with 8 cups water and bring to boil. Cut broccoli into florets and cut stems into bite-sized pieces. Blanch broccoli for one minute then drop into an ice bath immediately. Drain and dry on a paper towel.
2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the broccoli, garlic and ginger in oil for 2-3 minutes until broccoli is crisp tender. Add the water, hoisin sauce and salt. Cook and stir until sauce is thickened.