So when you make broccoli cheddar soup from scratch, you end up with 5 or 6 of the tough looking stalks from each broccoli head. If you've wondered what you can do with these other than toss them in the compost bin, I'll share an amazing flavorful recipe I threw together.
I can usually get two 4 inch stalks out of each broccoli base. Taking each base piece, I trim the tough outer layer of skin to expose a more pleasant looking stalk. Once the stalks are trimmed I cut them in half, then into 3 or 4 matchstick pieces. When you are finished you should end up with a bowl full of pieces similar to below.
Then you simply mix together a marinade consisting of sesame oil, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce and fresh grated ginger.
You may remember I recently picked up some ginger at my local farmers market. The exact mixture is really a personal preference. I prefer a little sesame, 2T Srirachi, 5T soy sauce, and 1/2t ginger. Really your call as to how spicy you want this dish.
Drizzle the spears with the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Then serve as a side or appetizer. Warning: These will disappear quickly!
I always hated to throw away this part of the vegetable and now I never do. What have you done in the past with your broccoli stalks? Have a recipe or were you like me just tossing them aside?
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