Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This broccoli is X rated...X for Xtra hot. But it's easy to tame down by reducing the amount of cayenne and then having a mildly hot and tasty vegetable.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the shallots and garlic for just a few minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and the cayenne, tossing until combined and coated with the oil.
  3. Add the other ingredients and mix together.
  4. Bring the broccoli to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered for 3-5 minutes until crisp tender.
  5. Please do not over cook the broccoli!
  6. Remove just the broccoli from the skillet, leaving the liquid in the pan.
  7. Keep broccoli warm.
  8. Boil the remaining liquid until it is reduced to 1/2 cup and pour it over the broccoli.
  9. Warning.
  10. The use of the cayenne makes this dish HOT. Reduce the amount to 1/2 tsp or even 1/4 tsp if you have a tender tongue, and the recipe will be perfect for you.


Most Helpful

Geema, I loved the recipe, brocolli and spinach are the only vegetables I have to pick at this time of year on my veg patch in London. so I was pleased with the brocolli recipe, I altered it as there is only two of us, it made the brocolli really tasty, Thankyou! adeliene

adeliene April 23, 2003

Geema, this turned out great! I used onion instead of shallots and about 3/4 tsp. cayenne. Perfectly spicy for me! Thanks for the reminder to not overcook!! I tend to do that with broccoli but SO glad I didn't here. Also, added a squirt of Bragg's Liquid Aminos for just a little more flavor. I tend to over-condiment everything I eat.

yogi February 07, 2003

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