Wednesday 24 January 2018

Five-Spiced Steamed Greens

Rozanne Stevens

Serves 4

This is my go-to dish when I need a green vegetable side. Steaming the veggies keeps them crunchy and vibrant green. One of my pet peeves are khaki-green vegetables. Chinese five-spice is an aromatic spice blend with hints of ginger and anise, perfect for seasoning crisp greens. I use a variety of green veggies: asparagus, frozen peas, green beans, broccoli and mangetout.


* 1 bunch tender stem broccoli, about 12 florets

* 1 courgette, diced into small cubes

* 150g mangetout or sugarsnap peas

* 1tsp Chinese five-spice

* 2tbsp olive oil

* Salt and pepper


* Steam the vegetables for 3 minutes in a steam oven or a stove-top steamer pot.

* Toss vegetables with five-spice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

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