Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

My husband and I enjoyed this pretty side dish with baked salmon and fresh tomatoes, finishing with Fruit Sorbet.  We had our whole meal on the table in less than 30 minutes.    I may halve the amount of sauce ingredients next time, but not the garlic and cashews!              
                 Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews
  1 1/2  Pounds  Broccoli -- cut in spears
  1         Cup  Water
1/3       Cup  Butter  (I would use 2 ½ tablespoons)
  1         Tablespoon  Brown Sugar -- firmly packed  (I would use 1 ½ teaspoons)
  1/4     Teaspoon  Pepper
  3         Tablespoons  Soy Sauce  (I would use 1 ½ tablespoons)
  2         Teaspoons  Vinegar (I would use 1 teaspoon)
  1/4     Teaspoon  Garlic -- minced
  1/3     Cup  Cashews -- salted, whole
In Dutch oven place broccoli spears; add water.  Cover; bring to a full boil.  Cook over medium heat until crisply tender 5-7 minutes; drain.  Remove to serving platter, keep warm.
In same Dutch oven melt butter, add remaining ingredients except cashews.  Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes.  Stir in cashews.  Serve broccoli with sauce.
Per Serving : 162 Calories; 14g Fat (72.4% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 640mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
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  1. I have some cashews I wasn't sure what to do with. This is it! Thanks so much for the idea.

  2. Sounds delicious.

    I have finished moving my recipe space which I started in 2007 on Windows Live Spaces and was moved to wordpress. I have just finished moving most of my recipes to blogger.
    I would love for you two ladies to stop by and have a peek.

  3. We love broccoli, will have to try this next time we serve it.

  4. This is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sue. I will definitely be trying it! :)

  5. Broccoli...


    A question: because of a food sensitivity, my dear hubby can't consume soy sauce; could undiluted condensed beef broth be a passable substitute for that ingredient?

  6. Is his food sensitivity to wheat? There are some wheat free Soy sauces out there. I buy them from a co-op in Iowa City. You can order them online also. I don't know if the beef broth would work. If you try it, let us know.

  7. Wheat isn't his problem; we think it has something to do with the fermentation process by which soy sauce is brewed.

    The reason I asked about beef broth is that soy sauce seemed to add a beefy or meaty taste to a couple recipes I made using it in the past (when we learned about Steve's soy sauce issue).

    I'll try the broccoli/cashew recipe with reduced beef broth and let you know how it turns out.

    (What's the name of the IA City co-op; I'm in that area every so often and would like to check them out.)

  8. The co-op in Iowa City is The New Pioneer Co-op. You can shop there even if you are not a member. They do have a web site also.

  9. Thank you for pointing me in their direction, Myrna!

    Going to check out their web site next.

    I appreciate your helpfulness!


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