Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lemony Broccoli

This broccoli is a huge hit with our 11 year old.  Yes, she really does like broccoli!  Try it, you will like it too.

Lemony Broccoli

2 heads of broccoli, washed and chopped
1 lemon
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
a healthy dash of olive oil (or butter/margarine)
salt and pepper to taste


Steam the broccoli in a covered pot over high heat for about 5 minutes.  You are looking for a bright green color and the broccoli should still have a little crunch. Overcooked broccoli is mushy and sort of olive green.  YUCK!

While the broccoli is steaming, use a small skillet to saute the garlic in olive oil.

When the broccoli is done, transfer it to a serving dish and pour the garlic over the top. Next cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the broccoli (careful not to get the seeds in the dish!).  I use both halves of the lemon but if you are nervous, only use half. Toss to coat and then salt/pepper to taste.

This dish is awesome. It is loved by my whole family. I even made it for Thanksgiving one year. Try it, you wont be sorry.

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