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Spaghetti Factory Broccoli, Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese

This was something my kids (4 and 2) just loved so much at the restaurant that they gobbled up the whole dish. I did get to try a few bites and figured it was easy enough to try at home. It is very simple and if you can't find Myzithra cheese (it's a Greek goat or sheep cheese) I guess you could sub with Parmesan. The amounts are approximate, please adjust to your taste or amount of broccoli being used! For the butter you can always throw in another chunk to melt if it doesn't look like it's enough for your broccoli. Same with the cheese. If you use unsalted butter you can throw in a tiny pinch of salt. Please use real butter for best results!

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15mins
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ingredients

  • 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons mizithra cheese, finely shredded

directions

  • To brown the butter:

  • Cut up into small chunks and melt in a heavy saucepan. Stir the butter or swirl the pan so that the butter doesn't burn. Remove from heat when butter turns light brown and gives off a nutty aroma.
  • Drizzle over steamed broccoli.
  • Top with Myzithra cheese and enjoy!
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"This was something my kids (4 and 2) just loved so much at the restaurant that they gobbled up the whole dish. I did get to try a few bites and figured it was easy enough to try at home. It is very simple and if you can't find Myzithra cheese (it's a Greek goat or sheep cheese) I guess you could sub with Parmesan. The amounts are approximate, please adjust to your taste or amount of broccoli being used! For the butter you can always throw in another chunk to melt if it doesn't look like it's enough for your broccoli. Same with the cheese. If you use unsalted butter you can throw in a tiny pinch of salt. Please use real butter for best results!"
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  1. erbivrus
    I tried this recipe, but it didn't really taste much like the broccoli I love so much at Spaghetti Factory. It wasn't until I was preparing another recipe using browned butter that I realized what the missing ingredient is: balsamic vinegar. Add a tablespoon or so of balsamic vinegar (as well as a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper) to the browned butter after it's cooled for a bit (but before adding it to the broccoli). Perfection!
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  2. Laureen in B.C.
    I love this Broccoli, I could eat the whole thing myself. Thanks for posting
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  3. BethH
    My DH said it was the best broccoli he has ever had, and he has been around awhile!
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  4. Rhiannon and Matt
    Oooh, yummm :p I prepared this as a snack for one, using my own estimation & using parmasan cheese. Super-quick, simple & deeelish!
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  5. LonghornMama
    Simple and very good! Couldn't find Myzithra cheese so subbed Pecorino Romano. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2008.
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