Monday, March 7, 2011

Pan Roasted Broccoli

This is my favorite way to make broccoli and I think I've finally achieved a decent technique.

In a large bowl toss;

a few broccoli crowns broken into bite sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

Flip the contents of the bowl a few times to coat the broccoli pieces with the oil and seasonings.

Heat another couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the broccoli. Let it cook with out moving it for 2 minutes. Shake the pan to redistribute the broccoli and cook 2 minutes more.

Add a few tablespoons water, cover, and cook 2 more minutes. Turn out onto a plate and enjoy.