Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

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  • Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into 2-inch florets
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Salt
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Set a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Add the broccoli and steam over high heat until bright green and just tender, about 4 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet, combine the olive oil with the garlic, crushed red pepper and lemon zest and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the broccoli, season with salt and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Transfer to a bowl, garnish with cheese shavings and serve.

Contributed By Published April 2012

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