Broccoli with Orange-Chile Oil
- SERVINGS: 6
- 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder (optional)
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Two 1 1/2-pound heads of broccoli—stalks peeled, heads cut lengthwise into large pieces
- In a heatproof bowl, combine the orange zest and sesame oil. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger, crushed red pepper and five-spice powder and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the orange juice and boil over moderately high heat until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir the orange juice mixture into the zest and season with salt and pepper.
- In a saucepan, steam the broccoli until just tender, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer the steamed broccoli to a warmed platter, spoon the orange-chile oil on top and serve.
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