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Chinese broccoli with ginger, lime and peanuts

A recipe from the Good Food collection.



  • 40g tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 600g Chinese broccoli, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped roasted unsalted peanuts


1. Put the tamarind pulp in a bowl and pour in 60ml of boiling water. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, then strain, discarding the solids.

2. Heat a wok until very hot. Add the peanut oil and swirl to coat the side. Stir-fry the Chinese broccoli over medium-high for 2-3 minutes, or until just wilted.

3. Add the chilli, garlic and ginger and toss for 1 minute, then stir in the sugar, lime juice and 1 tablespoon of tamarind liquid. Simmer for 1 minute.

4. Remove the Chinese broccoli to a serving plate and drizzle with the sesame oil. Scatter with the peanuts, season to taste and serve.

Main ingredient:
Broccoli, Nuts
Side Dish
Midweek dinner


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