FREEPORT, Maine — Chef Bo Byrne is the Executive Chef at that Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. Tonight he prepares Spicy Seared Broccoli - -a quick dish that makes for a great side or your main meal. Here is Chef Bo's recipe -- you can scale this up or down depending on how many servings you wish to make.
Spicy Seared Broccoli
1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil
6 TB chopped garlic
2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 1/2 TB sugar
Two large heads of broccoli
1/2 cup of chicken stock (or water or vegetable stock to keep it vegetarian)
1 TB Sesame oil
This is one of Chef Bo's favorite vegetable side dishes -- spicy seared broccoli. You can roast if you prefer, roast for 20 minutes or so. Start with hot pan -- add vegetable oil. Then add garlic, red pepper flakes and sugar. Stir together and as that cooks (fast!) add broccoli. Keep things moving in the pan, it cooks fast -- probably about three or four minutes in total. After you have cooked the broccoli for a few minutes, add the chicken stock.
To finish dish, add a few drops of sesame oil. Keep stirring. Makes a nice side dish with steak, or can be served with a side of rice as your meal. Cover with lid for about 30 seconds to really steam the broccoli, and then the broccoli is finished!