Sautéed Broccoli and Mushrooms

"This recipe just caught my eye while I was reading Cooking Light, Sept/07, issue. Have taken the liberty of adding some toasted almonds and crushed red pepper flakes to an otherwise wonderful recipe. It was awesome! UPDATE: Made this again & had no almonds but did have cashews, so I used them and they were even better! 09/15/07"
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add mushrooms and shallots to pan; sauté 10 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned.
  • Stir in sherry; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring frequently.
  • Add broccoli and salt to pan; stir well.
  • Stir in broth & red pepper flakes; bring to a boil.
  • Cover and cook 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  • Stir in black pepper, if using, and toasted slivered almonds or toasted cashews.
  • Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. homesbydebbie
    Great! We wanted something different. I did use beef broth because I was out of chicken broth. Very tasty!
     
  2. Chez Bob
    We get tired of the same old vegetable side dishes, so I'm always looking for something new. It is obvious I came a little late to this party, but thanks to the wonders of Google, I landed here. Great combination of two of our favorite flavors. I agree with the addition of red pepper flakes. (I did leave out the nuts.)Looking forward to making it again, and often.
     
  3. PaulaG
    A really nice combination of flavors. I substituted red onion for the shallots. The broccoli florets were frozen. I did sprinkle lightly with sliced almonds.
     
  4. Mustang Sally 54269
    Great flavours! I didn't quite have enough mushrooms so I added abit of chopped red bell peppers. And, instead of red pepper flakes I added essence spice. Not a fan of nuts in my meals so didn't add them. Sometimes I add chopped waterchestnuts in place of nuts for the crunch, I'll try that next time. Absolutely loved this dish, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. KLHquilts
    Loved it! Nice to have a recipe that combines two of our favorite vegetables. Thanks for adding the red pepper flakes; I loved the zing this added. I left the almonds out, out of concerns for calories and fat ... and I ended up leaving out the chicken broth, because there was so much liquid left from the mushrooms and sherry that I felt I didn't need it. (I used cremini mushrooms.) Lovely -- thanks for posting this!
     
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Tweaks

  1. PaulaG
    A really nice combination of flavors. I substituted red onion for the shallots. The broccoli florets were frozen. I did sprinkle lightly with sliced almonds.
     

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