Johnny G's Favorite Broccoli

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"This is my husband's favorite broccoli, therefore I've named it after him. I've been making this recipe since the beginning of our marriage and it's always been one of his requests since that time. I found this in one of my favorite magazines; Southern Living."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (114.4 g)
  • Calories 68.5
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 690.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 3.4 g
  • Calcium - 49.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 85.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Remove broccoli leaves, and cut off tough ends of stalks; discard. Wash broccoli thoroughly, and cut into spears.

Step 2

Arrange broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Step 3

Heat sesame and vegetable oils in a small saucepan until hot but NOT smoking; remove from heat.

Step 4

Add crushed red pepper, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add garlic and next 4 ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar.

Step 6

Toss broccoli spears gently with oil mixture just before serving. Serve hot or cold.


No special items needed.

20 Reviews


Ten stars, FEM! What a great way to prepare broccoli - which is a vegetable staple in our home. And best of all, the rest of the ingredients are pantry staples! This will definitely make repeat appearances on our table! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(13 Feb 2024)


This is a fantastic way to cook broccoli, sweet yet sour and subtle yet a dash of heat from the chili. I love the flavor the sesame oil gives. An all around big thumbs up here, as not only did I love it but the whole family did!


review by:
(29 Sep 2023)


I can see why this one is a favorite! Great broccoli. We loved the soy, sesame flavors. We will definitely be making this recipe again. Yum!


review by:
(9 Jul 2023)


Johnny G and I are broccoli soulmates. This was AWESOME. I was worried I it was going to be too spicy for me, but it wasn't. I'm not sure if waiting the 10 minutes helped it mellow? But it was perfectly spicy and the garlic and other ingredients made some of the best broccoli I've ever made/eaten. Loved it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


review by:
(2 Apr 2023)


This is a very different broccoli.....sort of sweet and sour. I made mine early and we heated it back up to eat, so think it overcooked the broccoli a bit. But delicious regardless!


review by:
(24 Feb 2022)


the recipe is so good and easy to cook as well. Broccoli is really good for health. thanks for your recipe.


review by:
(10 Feb 2021)

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