Sriracha Broccoli

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)!

Sriracha Broccoli

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 2

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Ingredients:

  • 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

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1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

2. Cut the broccoli from the stalk into small florets and wash & dry well.

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3. In a large bowl, mix all the seasonings and diced garlic together.

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4. Coat the broccoli evenly.

(I had to do two batches because none of my bowls were big enough).

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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San Francisco, get over yourself.

Funniest thing you came across in your city? What is your favorite Asian spice to add to recipes?