Caramelized Broccoli With Garlic

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this in Food & Wine Magazine, 10/07 edition. It is fast, healthy, vegetarian, and delicious! I enjoyed preparing it, as well as eating it! The broccoli is slowly caramelized to bring out its sweetness, then enlivened with a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of crushed red pepper and some toasted cashews :) .Update: 11/07/2008 it has been suggested by a few who have reviewed the recipe that they would increase the amount of garlic, so maybe it would make for a nice change!! ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  2. Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned on the bottom, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the water, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender and the water has evaporated, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil along with the garlic and the crushed red pepper and cook uncovered until the garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Season the broccoli with salt and black pepper, drizzle with the lemon juice, toasted cashews and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

A unique way of cooking this. I will increase the garlic next time. It was yummy and I will make it again.

5 5

Probably the best way I've ever had broccoli. This was super tasty and highly recommended! I loved the addition of the cashews and I loved the carmelization process. I doubled the garlic but followed the rest of the recipe as stated. LOVED it! Even my picky kids managed to eat some of this. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

5 5

This was so good! Have to admit I was a bit hesitant about doing broccoli this way, but a person must move out of the pot sometimes. LoL! I left out the pepper flakes, as I don't do heat very well. Simple ingredients with maximum flavor. :)