Broccoli with Mustard Dressing

4 Apr

This Japanese inspired cooked vegetable salad is hot, salty and sweet and is a delicious way of serving purple sprouting broccoli.

Serves 4 small portions or two large

  • Purple sprouting Broccoli
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp wasabi mustard paste (or to taste)
  • 3-6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp mirin or a pinch of sugar

Wash and trim the broccoli spears and throw into a pan of boiling water for 3 or 4 minutes. Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients in a wide bowl. Drain the broccoli and empty it into the bowl while still warm, mix well to coat in the dressing and set aside for the flavours to infuse before serving. Serve at room temperature.

Cook’s tip Mirin is a Japanese fermented sweet alcohol you can make a usable substitute by mixing 3 tbsp of vodka with 1 tbsp of sugar and a little water. You can also use any type of smooth mustard with good results.

4/4/2008

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