Steamed lemon sesame broccoli

Grilling season has begun, and this steamed broccoli brings a refreshing Asian flavor to whatever you’re cooking. It can be served hot, cold or at room temperature. In fact, it’s even better after the broccoli has had a chance to soak up the dressing for a couple of hours.

To make the dressing, stir together a few tablespoons of vegetable oil, a teaspoon of sesame oil, the juice of one lemon, a splash of soy sauce and a little rice wine vinegar if you have it.

Cut the broccoli stems into thin slices and the crowns into large florets; then steam for three to seven minutes depending on how tender you like it. If you don’t have a steamer, you can also drop it into a pot of simmering water for a couple of minutes. Remember that it will continue cooking unless you run it under cold water for half a minute after removing it from the heat.

Once it’s drained well, toss with the dressing and some sesame seeds.