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Appetite for Reduction
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

A fun way to liven up broccoli when you're tired of the same-old same-old. This broccoli goes great with Asian-themed meals. Mirin isn't totally essential, but it gives the broccoli a fragrant and sweet flavor. You can sub a little white wine if you must, though. (Can be made Gluten Free if using GF Tamari in place of soy sauce)
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Serves 4


    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 bunch broccoli (about 1¼ pounds), stems thinly sliced, tops cut into florets
    • 1 tablespoon mirin
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the ginger in the oil for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for a minute more. Use nonstick cooking spray or a splash of water if things are sticking.
Add the broccoli, mirin, and soy sauce. Saute for around 7 more minutes, tossing frequently, until the stalks are tender. Add the zest and orange juice, and saute for a minute more.
Serve immediately.

Per Serving (1/4 Recipe)

Calories: 80; Calories from fat: 15; Total fat: 1.5 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Trans fat: 0 g; Total carb: 14 g; Fiber: 4 g; Sugars: 5 g; Protein: 4 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 330 mg; Vitamin A: 20%; Vitamin C: 230%; Calcium: 8%; Iron: 6%

We don't exactly associate broccoli with protein, but would you believe that more than 25 percent of the calories in broccoli are from protein? Well, believe it! 'Cause it's true!


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