Broccoli With Garlic and Soy Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another fantastic Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) recipe. We all inhaled this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the garlic cloves and oil in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan; bring to a boil and cook uncovered over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until the garlic is browned and tender; turn off the heat and add the red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt; immediately pour into a heat-proof container to stop the cooking; allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. For the salad, blanch the broccoli florets in a large pot of boiling salted water for 2 to 3 minutes, until crisp-tender; drain well and immerse immediately into a large bowl of ice water until the broccoli is cooled (this process stops the cooking and sets the bright green colour); drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup of the oil used to cook the garlic, the soy sauce, and 8 or more cloves of cooked garlic; taste and adjust seasonings, to taste, and serve cold or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

OMG!!! I made this for a Labor Day picnic and couldn't stop eating it and I haven't taken it to the picnic yet!! This is fantastic and I will make it from now on. Excellent cold, warm, or at room temperature...

Reetz1 September 02, 2012

I have been looking for a tasty way to prepare broccoli. I served the dish warm. EXCELLENT!

Chiro Cook May 13, 2011

A great recipe for broccoli. The soy sauce added a flavor that I liked and, of course, the garlic flavored it as well. Will try this recipe again soon. Prepared as a participant in the Hail To The Chefs Event January 2010 in the Cooking Photos Forum.

Seasoned Cook January 12, 2010

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