Szechwan Broccoli

I am always looking for a unique way to cook vegetables. This is a great broccoli dish. If you omit the red pepper flakes it is more of a sesame teriyaki dish while the including them gives it the szechwan flavour.

Szechwan Broccoli

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 2 heads of broccoli cut up
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger , minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (can substitute with red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp red pepper flakes (vary depending on what level of heat you want)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Steam broccoli and set aside.
  • In a wok or large fry pan heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer.
  • Add broccoli and stir to cover the broccoli in sauce.
  • Serve immediately.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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