This simple and easy reliable side dish goes with all kinds of foods.  Total time is about 15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1 T. brown sugar or real maple syrup
  • 3 T. soy sauce
  • 2 t. sushi vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c. chopped salted cashews
  • Fresh ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the broccoli into a large pot with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes, or until tender but still crisp. Drain, and arrange broccoli on a serving platter.
  2. While the broccoli is cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Mix in the brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and garlic. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Mix in the cashews, and pour the sauce over the broccoli. Serve immediately.