Broccoli with Garlic Sauce. Crispy tender broccoli coated in a glossy thick garlicky sauce with umami flavours! Ready in just 10 minutes. A great vegetable side dish to get in fiber!
Quick & Easy to make!
This broccoli in soy garlic sauce recipe is simple to make at home! All you’re doing is combining the sauce ingredients and blanching the washed broccoli florets in hot boiling water until vibrant. Then strain and transfer it to your serving plate. Lastly, in the same pan or wok that has been dried, you’ll simmer and thicken your sauce and pour it over your broccoli. That’s it!
What can you use garlic sauce on?
You can also use this Chinese garlic sauce recipe for any vegetables that you’d like! It’s versatile so this sauce can be served with vegetables such as bok choy, gai-lan, cauliflower or choy sum.
Did you know broccoli is very high in fiber?
This easy broccoli with garlic sauce is great and simple way to get in fiber! In fact, according to Healthline, 1 cup contains 2.4 grams of fiber!
What you’ll need
For this Chinese broccoli garlic sauce, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- broccoli florets, washed and strained
Chinese garlic sauce for broccoli:
- oyster sauce, or sub with vegetarian stir fry sauce
- regular soy sauce, not light or dark soy sauce!
- shaoxing wine, or sub with Dry Sherry Wine
- sesame oil
How to make broccoli garlic sauce
Below are brief steps with visuals to show you how to make broccoli with garlic sauce. Please scroll down to the recipe card below to find full instructions and details.
Wash your broccoli florets until the water runs clear and strain them.
In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
In a wok filled halfway with water, bring to a boil. Once it boils, blanch broccoli for 2-3 minutes or soft and vibrant green.
Strain and transfer to a serving plate.
Dry the wok and set it over medium heat. Once wok is hot, pour sauce and allow this to simmer to thicken, about 1:30 minutes.
Once thick, pour sauce over broccoli. Serve & enjoy!
Below are tips on making Chinese broccoli with garlic sauce:
Source fresh vibrant green broccoli
This will make all the difference. Avoid any broccoli that is limp, yellow-wish or not sturdy. These are old.
Use fresh garlic for best taste
This will ensure a garlicky taste to your sauce instead of using pre-minced garlic in a jar. However, if that's all you have, feel free to use that and perhaps add a bit more.
Do not over blanch your broccoli
This can lead to very soft broccoli that will crumble, unless you enjoy that. Usually in Chinese cooking, we only blanch until the vegetable turns soft but has a slight crunch.
Feel free to add broccoli into sauce as it thickens
Another way to enjoy this dish and to add the blanched broccoli right into the sauce as it simmers in your wok and mixing it! This allows for the sauce to cover every piece.
Below are frequently asked questions about this broccoli with Asian garlic sauce:
What is Chinese garlic sauce made of?
It’s typically made of garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, cornstarch, sugar, water, and sesame oil. Sometimes, rice vinegar is added too!
What to add to broccoli to make it taste better?
This garlic sauce is one way to make your broccoli taste better. To know what it’s made of, scroll down to the recipe card below to make it.
Other recipes you may like!
If you enjoyed this broccoli with soy sauce and garlic, you may like these other recipes:
Chinese Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce
Spicy Smacked Cucumber Salad
Chinese Garlic Yu Choy
Well, I hope you give my Broccoli with Garlic Sauce a try! It always excites me when you make my recipes and I hope this is one you try and most importantly, enjoy.
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10-min. Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Sauce
- 340 grams broccoli florets washed and strained
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or sub with vegetarian stir fry sauce
- 1 tablespoon regular soy sauce not light or dark soy sauce!
- 1.5 tablespoon shaoxing wine or sub with Dry Sherry Wine
- 1.5 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1.5 teaspoon cornstarch
- ¾ teaspoon white granulated sugar
- ¾ cup water
- Wash your broccoli florets until the water runs clear and strain them.
- In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients.
- In a wok filled halfway with water, bring to a boil. Once it boils, blanch broccoli for 2-3 minutes or crisp and tender.
- Strain broccoli and transfer to a serving plate.
- Dry the wok and set it over medium heat. Once wok is hot, pour sauce and allow this to simmer to thicken, about 1-2 minutes.
- Once thick, pour sauce over broccoli. Serve & enjoy!
It was good - nice and light yet had good flavor. I added chicken broth instead of water.
Thanks so much for the review Maria! Glad you enjoyed it.
I made it already 4 times and its ALWAYS a winner. Thank you 🙂
Thank you so much Anne! I am so happy you like this recipe so much! Have a lovely day! 🙂