Tenderstem broccoli with soy sauce, garlic and peanuts


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a side
    • Difficulty


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Ottolenghi Simple

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Published 2018

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This is also lovely with (an equal quantity of) choy sum, if you prefer, instead of the broccoli. If you use choy sum it’ll only need 1½ minutes’ steaming. This is good as a side to all sorts of things – any roasted bird, for example – or as it is with a bowl of steamed rice.


  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 3 cm piece o


  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan on a medium high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, orange skin and peanuts and fry for 2–3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the garlic and nuts are a light golden-brown. Transfer to a small bowl (along with all of the oil), to stop them cooking, and set aside.
  • Fill a large saucepan, for which you have a steamer attachment, with just