Monday, April 26, 2010

Garlic Broccoli Spears

Steamed vegetables can be so boring, most of the time overcooked and underflavored.  There are two ways we really like to prepare our broccoli for everyday meals.  The first is the Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce and the second is Garlic Broccoli Spears. 

We had Garlic Broccoli Spears on Sunday with our meatloaf and baked potato.  This is simple to make and use very few ingredients.  This broccoli dish is quick, easy, and inexpensive.  For most of you requesting a healthy alternative to some of my heavier recipes, here is the one!

Garlic Broccoli Spears
1 pound broccoli, fresh, cut into spears
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper

1. Place the broccoli in a saucepan with a small amount of water; cover and cook until crisp-tender.   Place in ice water bath to stop the cooking.  Drain when cool.
2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in saute pan over medium high heat.  Add broccoli to pan when oil is hot.  Quickly stir-fry broccoli just until heated through.

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