Disclaimer: Not the most flattering of pictures, but if I were to post only the stuff that turns out pretty, I’d have precious little on the blog!!
This recipe is courtesy Sig, she suggested this way of preparation on a post or a blog of a fellow blogger, am unable to find the link. this must be one of the easiest dishes to make and adds to a simple or elaborate spread. I’ve made this several times since i discovered this way of making it and it makes a great low cal dinner on its own, or a great side to a pasta meal.
Pan Sauteed Broccoli (serves 2 as a side)
2 cups bite sized broccoli florets, washed and drained
2 pods of garlic, finely sliced
salt and pepper to taste
splash of Extra virgin olive oil
1/2-1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes (as per tolerance to spice)
1 teaspoon lime/ lemon juice
In a pan bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil, add the broccoli florets and blanch for 1-2 mins. The broccoli should be par boiled, still crisp and retain its bright green colour. Alternatively, add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the florets in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 2-3 mins on high. drain off the water and proceed as follows.
in a frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the garlic, saute till fragrant and just turning golden. Add the blanched broccoli and toss around. Add the salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Toss well. Turn off the heat. squeeze the lemon juice on top and toss well. serve warm.