Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Dried Red Pepper

What You Need

3 tablespoons sesame seeds
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/4 pounds broccoli, cut into florets
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Toast sesame seeds in heavy small skillet over medium heat until golden, about 5 minutes. Set aside 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds. Place remaining sesame seeds in a spice grinder. Add salt and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper; grind coarsely. Set sesame-red pepper mixture aside.

What You Need

Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add oil, 1 tablespoon reserved sesame seeds, remaining 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 2 teaspoons sesame-red pepper mixture. Toss to combine. Serve, passing remaining sesame-red pepper mixture separately. Makes 4 servings.


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