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Broccolini with Miso Sesame Sauce and Lemon

6 to 8 servings
  • Six bunches of broccolini or broccoli rabe (about 3 pounds total trimmed)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp white miso
  • 1 Tbsp of low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mirin, sweet Japanese rice wine
  • 1 Tbsp un-seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable or other neutral oil, divided
  • 2 tsp honey, divided
  • 1/2 lemon, seeds removed
  • Toasted sesame seeds for serving
  • Cook broccolini in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green and crisp tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to paper towels. (if using broccoli rabe, steam for a similar amount of time)
  • Meanwhile mix tahini, miso, soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tsp honey, and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl to combine; season sesame sauce with salt (if needed). 
  • Cut lemon lengthwise into quarters, then slice thinly crosswise. Toss in a small bowl with remaining 2 Tbsp vegetable oil and remaining 1 tsp of honey; season lightly with salt.
  • Spread sesame sauce on a platter and arrange broccolini (or broccoli rabe) on top. Scatter lemon over; sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Enjoy with a crisp glass of Riesling!

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