Crispy with a fine balance of sweet and spicy – Boom Boom Pow Peanut Broccoli is a fast and easy recipe that tastes delish!
First up: you need these things for this recipe – so go to your fridge/pantry and grab:
Flour, half and half, jar of crunchy peanut butter, a lime, liquid honey, tomato paste, curry powder, chili flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, Hoisin Sauce, one head broccoli, Panko crumbs, cilantro, green onion
First, make your batter by whisking together:
1 cup flour
½ cup of water
¼ up half and half (to make this vegan, simply use ¾ cup water)
Whisk until this looks like paste
Pour Panko in a bowl and cut broccoli into bite size pieces
Preheat oven to 360
Dip broccoli floret into batter, then roll in Panko
Arrange on a greased and tin foiled baking sheet and bake for 27 minutes
While the florets are in the oven, make the sauce. In a large metal salad bowl whisk:
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
Juice of half a lime
1 ½ tbsp Kinghaven Farms Premium Raw Honey
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp curry powder
5 tbsp warm water
½ tsp ground ginger
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
A few shakes chili flakes
Once florets the florets are done, toss in the sauce, then return them to baking sheet and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Roughly chop some fresh cilantro and green onion. Use as garnish with sesame seeds
-To make spicy, add 1 tsp Sriracha to your sauce – which can be made up to two days ahead
-feel free to listen to Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” while cooking. I know I did
-Important! *drizzle additional honey on top to finish - the more the merrier!
Don’t think these are limited to an appetizer. You get lots of mileage out of this vegetarian, possibly vegan dish. Serve over steamed rice as an entrée or with toothpicks as a finger food at a cocktail party.
Haley Regan is a Hamilton, Ontario based, fifteen-year veteran of the hospitality and wine industry who has worked every position from hostess to owner & operator. What started as a means of survival in university has blossomed into what borders on an obsession with food. A self-described dinner party Jedi, Haley shines a much needed light on affordability, local product, and being able to plate a dish like a Michelin star chef with everyday household items. Her approach is no-nonsense and her recipes can be proudly served at your next soiree and easily executed from a bachelor apartment kitchen. She also enjoys wine. A lot.
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