This is nice, quick and pretty side dish that balances the heavier and roasty flavors of a Thanksgiving quite well. - Jennifer Ann —Jennifer Ann
Test Kitchen Notes
Steamed broccoli spears are coated in a flavorful, ginger-infused sauce that is quick and fairly easy to assemble. I wasn't quite sure how to extract the ginger juice, but it was pretty easy. Using a microplane grater, I grated up three inches of fresh ginger and then transferred the grated root into a large tea ball. Simply pressing down with my thumbs sent the bright yellow juices pouring freely through the bottom of the strainer. I added a teaspoon of sesame oil along with the salt and pepper, to complement the ginger, and for added flavor. My husband, who normally isn't a big fan of cooked vegetables, enjoyed this dish very much, he ate several servings—so thank you Jennifer Ann! —AppleAnnie
6 - 8
large head of broccoli
1 tsp of juice squeezed from freshly grated ginger root
Trim broccoli into long thin spears; steam until crisp tender.
While the broccoli is steaming,whisk together chicken stock, ginger juice, and corn starch; season with salt and pepper; set aside.
Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat; add shallots and cook until tender; stir in chicken stock mixture and simmer until the sauce just thickens enough to be suitably clingy to the steamed broccoli.
Toss broccoli with the sauce, being sure to include as much of the shallot bits as possible (you may have some sauce left over); transfer to your favorite bowl or platter.