A new recipe a neighbor gave us. What a hit with my family. Just the right mixture of garlic and cashews with our favorite side dish, broccoli. And, so very easy to make!! If in a pinch, you could probably use frozen broccoli too, but I haven't tried.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the broccoli into a large pot with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes, or until tender but still crisp. Drain, and arrange broccoli on a serving platter.

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  • While the broccoli is cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Mix in the brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and garlic. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Mix in the cashews, and pour the sauce over the broccoli. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; 14.2 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 611 mg sodium. 13.2 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2006
This is a good recipe. The broccoli is tasty but my husband thought there was too little sauce. The cashews tasted great with the sauce. Try toasting the cashews (375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on a cookie sheet) first. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2011
I was really excited about this recipe. The flavor was very good but 7 minutes was too long to boil the broccoli. I took it out after 5 minutes and it was mushy. Maybe my pieces were too small? I would definitely try it again with less steaming time. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 23
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2006
This is a good recipe. The broccoli is tasty but my husband thought there was too little sauce. The cashews tasted great with the sauce. Try toasting the cashews (375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on a cookie sheet) first. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2006
This is a good recipe. The broccoli is tasty but my husband thought there was too little sauce. The cashews tasted great with the sauce. Try toasting the cashews (375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on a cookie sheet) first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
We liked this recipe. I did cut back on the butter (used half the recommended) but followed everything else in recipe. I think next time I will saute the garlic in the butter a bit before adding the remaining ingredients for the sauce. Also I will allow the sauce contents to boil for a couple of minutes to allow the sauce to thicken a bit so that it will stick to the broccoli a bit better. Overall good recipe...I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
I couldn't believe how unbelievably fantastic this recipe turned out to be. My mom and I devoured this in less than 10 minutes. It just had the perfect flavor the perfect amount of sweet plus the perfect amount of tang. I asked my mom how she would rate it on a scale from 1 to 5 and her answer was... "from a broccoli lover's perspective... a 10"... and I agree with her 100%! I'm definitely making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
Just made this for the first time and I will absolutely make it again! I only used about 3 tablespoons of butter insead of the full 5 and didn't seem to miss anything. This was so tasty and goes great with a light fish. I made the sauce and tossed the broccoli in it before serving instead of just pouring it over. We loved it to the last little floret! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2007
This broccoli is sooo good. I made it twice already for a family get together and a party at work and everyone loved it. I had so many people ask for the recipe. The only change I made was adding 1 tbsp of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2006
This was the highlight of the dinner I made tonight. I was surprised when we all ignored our chicken in order to eat more broccoli. I used half broccoli and half sliced onions which was very good over rice. I think I'll add some more vegetables next time-- bell pepper celery maybe carrots or water chestnuts-- and serve it over rice as a vegetarian stir-fry. Thanks so much for the recipe. It's excellent! I used half the amount of butter called for to cut down on the fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
Yes yes yes!!! Incredible hit with my family including 3 children (11 12 and 14). They continued to take extra helpings until it was all gone. I added a 1/2 Tbls. cornstarch to the sauce to thicken it. I also simmered the garlic for a bit in the butter first to meld the flavor. Thank you so much! This is a great recipe for any day or special occasion. The cashews make it 'gourmet treat'. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2005
Very good! I'm glad I used unsalted cashews as the soya sauce adds plenty of saltiness to the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2006
This is fabulous! I didnt have any cashews and I used frozen broccoli but it tasted wonderful. I will use this every time I make broccoli. I will just pretend there is not so much butter! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2011
I was really excited about this recipe. The flavor was very good but 7 minutes was too long to boil the broccoli. I took it out after 5 minutes and it was mushy. Maybe my pieces were too small? I would definitely try it again with less steaming time. Read More
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