- 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 spice grinder. Add salt and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper; grind coarsely. Set sesame-red pepper mixture aside.
Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer to 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.
Yield: 4 servings