Spicy Broccoli with Garlic


I was serving an Asian style shrimp dish for dinner and I wanted a quick and healthy side dish to serve with it. I found this broccoli recipe on Martha Stewart that looked good and easy. I used a bit less crushed red pepper flakes for my kids’ portions and adapted the recipe to suit my family’s tastes. It took minutes to make and it was delicious. My kids especially loved the tang from the vinegar.

Bring water to a simmer in a skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli florets; cook, covered, until bright green, 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

Remove the skillet from heat; stir in vinegar then mix until evenly coated. Pour into serving bowl. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Spicy Broccoli with Garlic

Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

2-3 tbsp water
1 crown of broccoli, cut into florets
2-3 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
2 tsp rice vinegar

Directions:

Bring water to a simmer in a skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli florets; cook, covered, until bright green, 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the olive oil, minced garlic, sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

Remove the skillet from heat; stir in vinegar then mix until evenly coated. Pour into serving bowl. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Martha Stewart

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11 Responses to “Spicy Broccoli with Garlic”

  1. 1

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — September 11, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    I love broccoli! Garlic and red pepper flakes sound delicious here, yum!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 11, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    That’s the way I usually prepare the broccoli too. Simple and very tasty!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 11, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    I love spicy broccoli so i know this will be a hit in our house. Saving or broccoli harvest in a month!

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    Debbie — September 12, 2013 @ 4:19 am

    Simple and tasty….my kind of dish!

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    Blond Duck — September 12, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    I’m trying this tonight!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — September 12, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    This is so fresh and pretty looking. I love how it’s not cooked to death in a lot of water. To me, rice vinegar has such a nice flavor. I’ll take a double portion please!

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    Biz — September 12, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I love crushed red pepper – its probably my most used spice! :D

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    Kim in MD — September 12, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I love broccoli, and my favorite way to cook it is oven roasting it. I don’t like to turn my oven on when it’s hot (like it is today). This will be the perfect side dish with dinner tonight!

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    Joanne — September 12, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    With lot of garlic and a little bit of heat, you just can’t go wrong!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — September 12, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    This sounds really yummy. I love the garlic and the rice vinegar.

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    Rajtoprani — October 16, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Good reson to eat broklly thnks good test to

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