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Healthy Eating, Vegetables

Thai-style broccoli with garlic

Thai-style broccoli with garlic
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The two women were discussing mushrooms in the produce department at a Chinese market. "Add a little soy sauce and some onion," said one. "Put in ginger root, of course, and be sure to include a dash of sugar." I ... Read more

Active work and total preparation time: 15 minutes | Serves 4
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped (not too fine)

Step 1Stir the fish sauce with the sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Step 2Drop the broccoli florets into a saucepan of boiling water. Cover and boil 2 to 3 minutes. Drain.

Step 3Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and fry until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Add the fish sauce mixture to the oil remaining in the pan. Add the broccoli and stir until blended with the seasonings and heated through. Turn out onto a heated platter and top with the fried garlic.


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