This side dish is one of the recipes in my Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner Series!  Roasted Asian Broccoli is a perfect addition to the “World Tour Week’s” Menu! 

roasted Asian broccoli


Roasting broccoli intensifies it’s flavor, and this Asian inspired sauce will transport you to exotic places after just one bite!  Fast to put together, and hands-off cooking makes Roasted Asian Broccoli an easy weeknight side dish.

You’ll find the recipe card for Roasted Asian Broccoli at the bottom of this post.


chinese bbq pork with roasted Asian broccoli


This side dish is served on the first evening of my World Tour Week’s menu.  It’s goes with Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork and Rice with Green Onions & Almonds.

But keep reading to see what’s on the rest of the World Tour Week’s menu.  If you’re serious about eating fabulous dinners all week long, then you’ll love my Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner Series.


weekday gourmand's meal plannerI’m thrilled to introduce you to a new series I’ll be featuring here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life.  The Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner features 7 days of gourmet dinner menus, not just one recipe per day.

Periodically I’ll add a new week of fresh and creative gourmet menus and recipes for you to try at home.  I think you’ll love the “Weekday Gourmand” meal planning concept I’ve come up with for you.

Not only do you eat fabulous meals every night, my menu plans are created to use up all your ingredients too!  Yes, you’ll need some pancetta for WEEKNIGHT BEEF BOURGUIGNON and HARICOTS VERTS WITH SHALLOT- PANCETTA BUTTER on Thursday. 

But you’ll use up the rest making CRISPY PANCETTA RICE CAKES WITH TOMATO BASIL RELISH the very next day.  It’s just that simple!


Check out the entire Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner “WORLD TOUR WEEK” menus:

  • MONDAY – Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork, Rice w/Green Onions & Almonds, Roasted Asian Broccoli
  • TUESDAY – Mushroom Butternut Barley Risotto, Pineapple Spears with Salted Caramel Sauce & Toasted Almonds
  • WEDNESDAY – Steamed Chinese BBQ Pork Bao Buns or Pan-Fried Chinese BBQ Pork Dumplings, Simple Asian Slaw
  • THURSDAY – Weeknight Beef Bourguignon, Overnight Thyme-Parmesan Polenta and Haricots Verts with Pancetta-Shallot Butter
  • FRIDAY – Crispy Pancetta Rice Cakes with Tomato-Basil Relish, Cranberry Caramel Baked Apples
  • SATURDAY – Beef Bourguignon Barley Soup, Blue Cheese Toasts
  • SUNDAY – Roman Gnocchi with Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce, Green Apple & Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese and Sugared Walnuts


mushroom butternut barley risotto


So, now you’ve got an arsenal filled with 15  fabulous weeknight gourmet recipes.  That’s great, but  how do you work the “menu plan” itself?

I created my printable Weekday Gourmand’s 9 Page Meal Planner to help you execute the entire week’s menus.  Here’s what it contains, and how it will help you have a stress-free week of gourmet meals.  I’ve done all the thinking, planning and calculating for the whole week’s menu, so you won’t have to.  

  • “World Tour Week” Menu with Reused Ingredient Notationsweekday gourmand's menu planner
  • Grocery Shopping Checklist with quantities noted
  • Post-Grocery Shopping Meal Prep Tasks to keep weeknights simple
  • Daily Meal Prep List
  • “Next Day’s Meal” Tasks to give you a head start on tomorrow’s dinner
  • Meal Planner Worksheet for you to make notes and help plan your week
  • Custom “Weekday Gourmand” 5″ x 7″ blank recipe cards because I love my readers!



Want to read more about the “WEEKDAY GOURMAND MEAL PLANNER”? 


Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner – World Tour Week Menus


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roasted asian broccoli

Roasted Asian Broccoli

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Roasting broccoli intensifies it's flavor, and this Asian inspired sauce will transport you to exotic places after one bite! Fast to put together, and hands-off cooking make this an easy weeknight side dish.


  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil + 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. chili oil to taste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. hoisin sauce
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl, toss the broccoli florets with oil combination and salt and pepper to coat.
  2. Place the broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet, well spaced for even cooking
  3. Roast in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds.
  5. Place the roasted broccoli back into the medium bowl and toss with the dressing.
  6. Plate broccoli, garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 664mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 6gSugar 3gProtein 6g
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