Simple, healthy – the perfect salad – great with roast chicken – and, as always, Ina adds just the right touch of seasoning to make an ordinary dish extraordinary.Print
Ina’s Broccoli with Garlic
- 8 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 C good olive oil
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 2 large stalks of broccoli, cut into florets
- In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the garlic and oil to a boil
- Simmer, uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes until garlic is brown and tender
- Turn off the heat, add pepper flakes and salt
- Let cool to room temperature, drain garlic, reserve the oil
- Blanch the broccoli in a large saucepan with lots of salted water for 2 or 3 minutes
- Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking, then drain well
- In a large bowl, mix the broccoli, garlic and enough of the oil to make the garlic glisten
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Mary O'Brien says
Nice choice for Ina Fridays. Anything is better with garlic!
Freda Mans says
I love broccoli, so I’ll definitely be trying this. Thanks!
Laurie Kazmierczak says
I usually just steam my crowns, but I’m going to try this!
Arkansas Patti says
Ok, that has all my favorites so I will definitely try this. Thanks.
MMM! Well, that’s lunch sorted for today!
Have a great weekend too!
I don’t think I’ve had something from an ‘Ina’ recipe that I haven’t loved. I haven’t yet tried this, but it looks like a winner.
Phyllis Ryan says
Thanks for helping me decide what to have with the chicken tonight for dinner. Always can count on you for special recipes.
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
Always love a simple broccoli dish. Must try this one soon.
Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits says
I’ve had spinach, chard, zucchini, and mushrooms cooked with garlic and red pepper flakesâ€”time for broccoli. It looks good!
So simple, so beautiful. So classy!
Beautiful dish! So pretty and I know, I know, I am weird! But I L O V E broccoli so I will be trying this. I am mentioning to everyone that knows LV (LaVoice) from her log Thoughts from Meme’s Corner or not to please send her a get well card. Her niece is Suzanne at ColoradoLady. LV got really sick and they don’t know what is wrong. She loves everyone and would love cards. Just send me an email if you want her address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy week to you and enjoy!
Alyce Morgan says
Gorgeous, gorgeous green…so springy. I have a recipe where I sautÃ© broccoli florets with garlic and ginger–sounds similar. But I think the infused oil would be perfect here. Sounds like a whole dinner. Maybe some brown rice. Happy Cinco de Mayo! (beautiful pics)
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says
I usually forget to dress up broccoli. I’m going to try this soon.
After making this I’d never make broccoli again any other way. So gooooood.
Rocky Mountain Woman says
Yay! I’m so happy you like it. It’s my very favorite way to make it also.