A few vegetables actually thrive in the colder part of Fall. Broccoli and cabbage seem to get sweeter at the end of the season, or maybe I'm just starting to cling to whatever remains plentiful at the last few farmers' markets. It's a perfect time for broccoli soup, but simple steamed broccoli takes on a Fall heartiness when dressed with this lovely sauce.
Serves 4 as a side
Cut 2-3 heads broccoli. Break florets into small pieces; peel stalks and cut into 1/2" rounds. Steam until just tender.
2 T minced ginger
1 1/2 T minced garlic
in 2 T vegetable oil and 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil until light brown .
Add 3 T soy sauce and 1 T lemon juice. Pour over steamed broccoli.