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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garlicky pan-roasted broccoli

Garlicky Pan-Roasted Broccoli


The market had beautiful organic broccoli this week and I couldn't resist.  I always look for the broccoli heads with the smallest, tightest buds and a fresh green color.  


Garlicky Pan-Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients:

- 2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets 
(I usually cut the stem into slices and use those as well, they're just as nutritious and I like the crunch they bring)
- 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- Olive oil, salt and pepper

Warm olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add the broccoli florets and saute for a few minutes, until the broccoli starts to become a brighter shade of green, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and saute until the broccoli just starts to get crispy and lightly browned. Season with salt & pepper.

Put a lid on the pan, and cook for another 5 minutes or so - until the broccoli becomes tender.

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Such a simple weeknight side, or element of a meatless meal.  The pan roasting brings out a nutty flavor in the broccoli, and garlic is the perfect complement.  
Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I like this recipe.. Broccoli is big in our house..

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  2. Broccoli is one of our favorite veggies and this sounds seriously delicious!

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  3. I love broccoli raw and cooked. This recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I absolutely love broccoli (and garlic), so I would totally make this recipe. I don't use the stems that often if I pan-fry it, but I think I may have to - just to eat more broccoli.

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  5. I love broccoli and garlic. I just sent Taylor Bare a message to get me some so I can make this tonight. I can mash some up and give it to the baby, too. And I think I'll use coconut oil, instead. You ROCK!

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  6. I make this all the time. Have you tried adding green olives? So good!!

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    1. I wouldn't have thought to put the two together, but now that you mention it that does sound pretty good! Will definitely be giving that a taste, thanks for the tip!

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  7. Yum! We are big on broccoli and garlic at our house. I think I'm going to add broccoli to my grocery list for next week so I can eat this!

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  8. We love broccoli! This looks delicious!

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  9. I like the crunch too. This would be a fun side for summer get togethers.

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  10. Those look good. I haven't had pan roasted broccoli. I usually steam mine.

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