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Broccoli Szechuan Style

Hoisin sauce is a traditional Chinese dipping sauce made from sweet potato. There is nothing quite like it’s full flavor! Mirin is a sweetened rice wine vinegar, but you can substitute a dry sherry.

In the farmstand: broccoli, bell pepper, garlic


  • 3 T water
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 3 T vegetable oil
  • 1 T fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 2 T mirin or dry sherry
  • 1 T hoisin sauce
  • 2 lrg bunches broccoli
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 T sesame oil


In a medium bowl, mix water, sherry, soy sauce, hoisin and cornstarch. Set aside. Cut broccoli into florets. Peel stems and slice thin. In a wok or large skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat. Add ginger, garlic, peppers, and pepper flakes. Stir for 30 seconds. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce and cook, stirring, until broccoli is coated, about 1 minute. Add the sesame oil. Can be served over rice.

photos: CCF staff

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