I don’t like broccoli… or at least I didn’t until I had it this way! Now I’m really excited about having broccoli with dinner! I’ve always wanted to like it since it’s green and good for you but I could never get into the bitterness of it. For Bestie’s b-day we went to a new local pub that opened a block from her home in West Seattle. One of our friends ordered this (which I never would) but when it came, it reeked of garlic and looked just tantalizing…. so I tried one, then another, then another! Swoon! I made a point of taking a picture of the description in the menu with full intent on figuring this out at home. It didn’t take long, in fact, it’s stupid easy to make!
- 1 head of broccoli
- Lemon Juice
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Red pepper flakes
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
Sorry, no measurements this time. Be brave, you can do it!
Chop broccoli into little bite-size florets
Coarsely chop garlic
In a large sauce pan, add olive oil so it just barely coats the bottom of the pan (about 3 tbsp).
Turn on heat to medium/medium highish.
Once the oil is hot, at broccoli, garlic, a pinch of red pepper flakes, a sprinkling of garlic powder, and a dash of salt.
Drizzle lemon juice over everything – I usually do a few circular passes around the pan.
Now here’s the important part – cover and don’t touch for 2 minutes!! You want to partially blacken the broccoli.
Toss, cover, and don’t touch for another 2 minutes.
One more toss and cover if it looks like it needs it.
Voila! Pan seared broccoli! A perfect side dish for any occasion!