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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Flavors ~Broccoli~ 'Broccolini a la Flavour'

Y'all have seen a variety of recipes for Broccoli. I wanted to find the perfect recipe for Broccolini.
If you aren't familiar... Broccolini is a fusion of Broccoli and Asian Kale. It is tender and slightly sweet. Here I have combined the perfect 'flavors' and enhanced our favorite veggie. It is light, and easy to throw together in a couple of minutes.As always the recommended flavors have been capitalized.

Broccolini a la Flavour
2 cloves GARLIC
1/8 tsp RED PEPPER flakes
1 bunch broccolini, stem ends trimmed
Kosher SALT and freshly ground BLACK PEPPER, to taste
1/2 cup water
juice of one LEMON
In a nonstick fry pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and heat, add the zest of one lemon. Stir constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the broccolini, tossing well to combine. Add the water and lemon juice, cover and steam for about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until all the water has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.This is the perfect flavor for Salmon . . . my 'go-to weeknight meal'.

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Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

This looks so delicious, and is very similar to my favorite way of preparing it.

I love this vegetable, and I hope more people try it ~so it becomes more widely available, It is so GOOD and good for us.

Thank you for sharing this one with all of us. You are a GEM! xoxo & sending you much love & a full basket of blessings ~m.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sandi, broccolini is one of my favorites, too!! I'll look forward to trying it this way. Have a great weekend! blessings ~ tanna

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