Tenderstem broccoli is a very delicious vegetable. It is tender as the name suggests, yet crunchy and sweet. It is quick to cook and tastes quite like asparagus. It is part of the broccoli family but is more expensive. It is a versatile vegetable and can be cooked in various ways.
Like broccoli, it is a very healthy vegetable. It has many health-building properties. It is high in vitamins, minerals and is also fiber-rich. It contains components that are reputed to prevent cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other diseases.
I love the dark green, healthy colour of this lovely vegetable. It is very appealing and refreshing to the eyes. It brings colour to a dish. Many people use it to brighten up a dish or to decorate it. I often do that, too.
I bought a packet the other day and on the package, it stated that it came from Morocco. With only my daughter and myself at home for lunch, I thought this would be a great dish to go with rice. Fried with turkey mince, we had a hearty one-dish meal. My daughter said it was very nice. She doesn’t like vegetables, and if she said it’s delicious, it means it is very delicious. I’m really happy that she likes it. Here’s my recipe to share:
200g tenderstem broccoli
200g turkey mince (ready marinated)
fried shallot oil
Cut the broccoli stems into half. Peel off the outer skin of the lower half of the stem. This can be easily done with a small knife. Wash them.
Always have the marinated mince ready in the freezer. It comes very handy when you need them, especially for Chinese cooking like dumplings, wantans or for frying with vegetables. Click here for an easy way to marinade mince.
Ingredients B (seasoning)
1T oyster sauce
1t light soya sauce
1/2t chicken stock granules
Heat up some fried shallot oil in a frying pan. Add the turkey mince and fry for a while. Add in the tenderstem broccoli and continue to fry. I cover it for a while to speed it up. Add the seasoning and Ingredients C to thicken. Stir well and dish it up onto a plate. Serve hot with rice, noodles or potatoes.
Ingredients C (to thicken)
2t corn flour
Mix in a small bowl.
Do you like broccoli? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add or comment in the comment box below.
Other fried vegetable recipes that you may be interested in:
Healthy Vegetarian Fried Eggplant
Fried Zucchini With Eggs
Okra Fried With Egg
Fried Garlic Green Beans
Fried Baby Leeks With Crisp Garlic Pork
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