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Braised broccoli with cashews and garlic

Heating the oil...
Heating the oil...

Braised vegetables are super. Braising brings out the flavor, and gives a perfect texture to your vegetables. So, what does it mean to “braise?” It means to first sauté, and finish cooking in a liquid. (See slide show below.)

Braised broccoli with cashews and garlic is healthful and fresh!
Photo by Joan Haines Franze

Feel free to add more vegetables in this recipe. Adding onion, mushrooms, and/or red pepper would be a fine plan. You can also use varying liquids, like white wine, vegetable, or beef broth.

Broccoli crowns currently sell at your local Giant supermarket for $1.69 per pound. Giant brand cashew halves and pieces cost $3.19 for a generous 9.25 ounces.

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 pound fresh broccoli florets

• 2 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)

• 1/3 cup cashew halves and pieces

• 1/3 cup chicken broth

• 1 tablespoon soy sauce

• 2 teaspoons sugar

• Pepper to taste

1. Measure the broth, soy sauce and sugar. Combine and stir.

2. Wash broccoli. Cut it into florets.

3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.

4. Saute the broccoli and garlic for about three minutes, until the broccoli is bright green.

5. Add the broth mixture and cashews. Cook on low until the broccoli is just tender. Poke the stem of the broccoli with a fork to find if it is al dente.

6. Season with pepper to taste.


  • Peggy Hazelwood, Online Publishing Examiner 5 years ago

    I don't think I've ever braised anything. Sounds like a great technique!

  • Roberta Baxter Eugene,OR. Dogs Examiner 5 years ago

    Wonderfully, delicious sounding recipe.Thank you.

  • Mikaela Fleisher, Harrisburg Cat Care Examiner 5 years ago

    My mom loves broccoli with cashews, I might just try to make this for her. Thanks!

  • sharon watterson, Knitting examiner 5 years ago

    Love the addition of cashews and soy sauce, will have to try. Braised vegs are delicious.

  • Winona Cooking Examiner 5 years ago

    This sounds delicious, has my favorite ingredients in here.

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  • Lori 5 years ago

    John loves cashews and I love broccoli so another delightful mix. Will make this tonight as part of dinner. Thanks.

  • Donna Carter -Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Community Issues Examiner 4 years ago

    ooooh, sounds so good! i have braised meat and chicken many times but never a veggie. i love cashews!

  • donna Carter -Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Community Issues Examiner 4 years ago

    placing a link to this recipe on my page. if that's not ok, let me know.

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