When people think of Asian hot sauce, Sriracha comes to mind right? It is traditionally used in Thai and Vietnamese food but we (Americans) found a way to put it in everything.
I like to toot my half-Chinese horn and say that my favorite is actually a brand found in my most Asian stores called Laoganma. (Pictured here ). Since it is a little hard to find, I made this weeks recipe with the coveted Sriracha sauce (which I think is the ultimate hot sauce for pho)!
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- 3 Heads of Broccoli
- 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 2 Tsp Sesame Seed Oil
- 3 Tbs Sriracha (your choice on how spicy you want it. Use 1 1/2 tbs for less spicy)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- Small Handful of Crushed Peanuts (~15)
- Black Pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
2. Cut the broccoli from the stalk into small florets and wash & dry well.
3. In a large bowl, mix all the seasonings and diced garlic together.
4. Coat the broccoli evenly.
(I had to do two batches because none of my bowls were big enough).
5. Put the seasoned broccoli onto a baking pan with a baking sheet under.
6. Bake for 15 minutes, but remember to toss it half way through.
Serve with extra crushed peanuts on top!
I realize it doesn’t look vibrant and delicious but soy sauce turns broccoli brown! It was so good.
I ate it with a grilled chicken cooked with peanut oil and a few asian seasonings and a Japanese yam. Feels good to cook again!
Since I officially dubbed this week “forgo the eating out” week, I do not have many delicious eats to show you guys. Instead, I have a few random (but funny and stereotypical SF) picture I wanted to share.
First, is this self-proclaimed King Kobbler Peach Pimp. He was stationed with his meter maid car and I could not help but ask if I could take a picture. He followed my request with a little happy dance.
Should have went back to get a cobbler but decided against it. Kind of regretting as I type…
Second is this tree decorated with about a hundred standard air fresheners. I was throughly impressed because they got all the way to the top of tree! That is true dedication right there.
San Francisco, get over yourself.
Funniest thing you came across in your city? What is your favorite Asian spice to add to recipes?