Broccoli With Garlic and Soy Sauce

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 25mins




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.