Broccoli w/ Asian Dressing

From Jamie’s Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver

  • broccoli, broccolini or broccoli rabe
  • thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar


Put a large pan of water on to boil. Break the broccoli up into little pieces and slice up the stalks. Place the broccoli in your steamer basket or colander placed over the pan of boiling water and cover with a tight-fitting lid or some aluminum foil. Steam for around 6 minutes, until the stalks are tender.

Meanwhile, make your dressing — grate the ginger and garlic into a bowl. Halve, seed & finely chop the chili and add to the bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Whisk the dressing together and have a taste; what you’re looking for is a flavor balance between saltiness from the soy sauce, sweetness from the balsamic vinegar, acid from the lime and the heat from the chili.

When the broccoli is cooked, place it on a big serving platter. Mix up the dressing one last time before pouring it over. Absolute heaven!