Five-Spiced Steamed Greens
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 tenderstem broccoli, about 12 florets
1 courgette, diced into small cubes
150g mangetout or sugarsnap peas
1tsp Chinese five spice
2tbls olive oil
Salt and pepper
* Steam the vegetables for three minutes in a steam oven or a stove-top steamer pot.
* Toss vegetables with five spice, olive oil, salt and pepper.