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