Sauteed Garlic Broccoli - Spicy
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- Ready In:
- Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces.
- Boil in salted water for about 5 to 7 minutes (broccoli should just start to soften).
- Rinse under COLD water (to stop the cooking).
- Dry to remove any excess water.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil until hot.
- Add the garlic and pepper flakes.
- Sauté for 1 minute.
- Add the broccoli and "some" of the broth. (I say "some" as you don't want it soaking in it, you just want it to help steam and add flavor)
- Cook for 2 to 4 minutes (depending on the way you like your broccoli, tender or crisp) stirring the entire time. Season lightly with table salt.
- As everyone has their own tastes, increase or decrease the garlic and or pepper flakes as desired.
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Yum!!,yum,yum!!I could go on with yhe yums forever.This was absoulutoly delicious!!!Had this Sunday night,it was perfect becauuse we had had a BIG lunch and didnt want something to heavy!!!I served it over steamed rice and soy sauce and I didnt change a thing!!!Will definatly make again,the only thng I will do different is double the recipe cause I could have eaten several more bowls!!!Thank you!!!!
Sorry to say that this just didn't do it for me. I thought I would like it a lot, especially with the red pepper and garlic, but I think a combination of "something being missing" and that I think the chicken broth both overcooked the broccoli when it hit the pan (I did steam it for 5 minutes prior to cooking instead of boiling- but I do not like to boil veggies) and I just didn't care for the dimension of flavor the chicken broth added. If I make this again, I will omit the broth, and let it cook a little over drier heat and probably add a pinch of salt to boot. But thanks for posting- I do enjoy trying your recipes.
This is an excellent dish. The only variation I made was to reduce the amount of red pepper to 1/2 tsp, which was just zippy enough for our tastes. Neither my husband or I eat broccoli often because it winds up so bland. Not in this case. It was quite delicious! I might even try substituting some white wine for the broth for another variation. Also--this makes a lot-so when I started the 2nd step I removed half of the broccoli after a couple of minutes and put in frig for another meal. When I reheated it 2 days later it was not mushy as a result. Thansk for a great recipe!
This was supper tonight for me and me alone, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the solitude and the meal. I nuked the broccoli in the microwave to soften in, the continued on the stovetop, using vegetable broth instead of chicken, and I added some freshly minced ginger. Thanks Rise, the peace and quiet in my house and this excellent dish made my evening!