Charred Spicy Broccolini
Ren Fuller
Yields 4 Servings Total Time 45 mins
AuthorJuan Rendon

Partially cook this spicy cruciferous side dish in the kitchen before finishing it on the grill for smoke and char.

How to Make It

1

Fill a large bowl with ice water. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add broccolini to a pot and cook until crisp tender and still bright green, about three minutes. Transfer broccolini to ice water to chill. Once broccolini is cool, transfer to a colander and drain.

2

Add garlic, chiles, fish sauce, sugar, and sesame oil to a large bowl and stir until thoroughly combined and sugar has dissolved. Combine broccolini and fish sauce mix in a large resealable food storage bag or vacuum food bag and seal. Refrigerate immediately.

3

Build a two-zone fire in a charcoal or gas grill or fire ring. For a gas grill set half the burners to high medium-high heat and the other half to low. For a charcoal grill or fire ring, bank the hottest coals up and to one side of the cooking area.

4

Place broccolini on the hot side of the grill.

Ingredients

 4 bunches broccolini, about 3 pounds
 2 tsp kosher salt
 5 cloves garlic, sliced
 3 Thai bird chiles or 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
 2 tbsp fish sauce
 1 tsp sugar
 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Directions

1

Fill a large bowl with ice water. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add broccolini to a pot and cook until crisp tender and still bright green, about three minutes. Transfer broccolini to ice water to chill. Once broccolini is cool, transfer to a colander and drain.

2

Add garlic, chiles, fish sauce, sugar, and sesame oil to a large bowl and stir until thoroughly combined and sugar has dissolved. Combine broccolini and fish sauce mix in a large resealable food storage bag or vacuum food bag and seal. Refrigerate immediately.

3

Build a two-zone fire in a charcoal or gas grill or fire ring. For a gas grill set half the burners to high medium-high heat and the other half to low. For a charcoal grill or fire ring, bank the hottest coals up and to one side of the cooking area.

4

Place broccolini on the hot side of the grill.

Charred Spicy Broccolini