Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic
© Tina Rupp

Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Chef David Gingrass swears broccoli haters will love the polarizing green vegetable when it's prepared this way, because it is slowly caramelized to bring out its sweetness, then enlivened with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of crushed red pepper.

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Ingredients

  1. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 2 heads of broccoli (1 1/4 pounds total), stems peeled and heads halved lengthwise
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  5. Pinch of crushed red pepper
  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  1. In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned on the bottom, about 8 minutes. Add the water, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender and the water has evaporated, about 7 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil along with the garlic and the crushed red pepper and cook uncovered until the garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Season the broccoli with salt and black pepper, drizzle with the lemon juice and serve.

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