Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

The broccoli is slowly caramelized to bring out its sweetness, then enlivened with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of crushed red pepper.... Fast, healthy, vegetarian and totally delicious!! Even broccoli haters will enjoy this dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a big, deep skillet.
  2. Add broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat for about 8 minutes (you want a nice rich brown color.).
  3. Add water and a splash of vermouth, cover and cook for about 7 minutes, until the broccoli is JUST tender and the water has evaporated.
  4. Add the remaining Tablespoon of olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Continue cooking uncovered until the garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Season broccoli with salt and black pepper to taste and drizzle with lemon juice and serve.