Chefs' Recipes

Yama Kitchen & Bar’s roasted broccoli with roasted sesame sauce

“Roasted broccoli teamed with a soy and sesame sauce makes a very savoury side dish,” says Hamish Nugent.
Roasted broccoli with roasted sesame sauce

Roasted broccoli with roasted sesame sauce

Mark Roper


Roasted sesame sauce



1.For roasted sesame sauce, preheat oven to 180C. Roast sesame seeds on an oven tray, stirring a couple of times, until golden brown (6-10 minutes). Finely grind sesame seeds and sugar with a mortar and pestle or, for a finer sauce, grind in a high-speed blender. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
2.Increase oven to 250C. Blanch broccoli until just tender, but not soft (1½-2 minutes; see cook’s notes p177). Refresh in iced water, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Oil and season broccoli with salt all over. Place in a roasting pan lined with baking paper and roast until it starts to caramelise (12-18 minutes).
3.Pour sesame dressing onto plates and top with roasted broccoli, scatter with bonito-flavoured sesame seeds and serve.

Bonito-flavoured sesame seeds are available from


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