Stir-Fry Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce

1 tablespoon fermented black beans
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other flavorless oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 quarter-size slices peeled ginger, minced
1 head broccoli, florets only, trimmed
1 Thai red chili pepper, seeded, minced (optional)
1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or sherry (not cooking sherry)
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other flavorless oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ teaspoon agave nectar
½ cup vegetable stock or water
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Rinse the fermented black beans well in water, strain and chop coarsely.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add fermented black beans, garlic and ginger, and stir until fragrant, about a minute.  Add broccoli florets and chili pepper and stir with a spatula for another minute, tossing the broccoli well with seasonings.  Add soy sauce, agave nectar, and stock.  Cover skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until just tender, but still bright green.  Sprinkle with sesame oil and serve.

This printable recipe is from Jeanette's Healthy Living.