Broccoli with Toasted Garlic

As I mentioned on Monday, I bought a big bag of broccoli over the weekend and I’m still swimming in it.  Luckily, broccoli is one of favorite green veggies and it’s a good thing too, since it’s oh-so good for me.  I typically steam broccoli and eat it plain without butter or oil (I know – B O R I N G!).  And while that usually works for me, this time I decided to make Broccoli with Toasted GarlicBroccoli is steamed like normal but while it’s cooking, slices of garlic are toasted in a pan with a little olive oil until golden brown.  The garlic not only softens and toasts but also flavors the oil so that when the broccoli is introduced, it sops up all of that delicious flavor.  I made a big batch of this and kept it in my fridge and ate it as a side to all of my dinners.  I’m sure the person on the eliptical next to me appreciated the fact that I was sweating garlic every morning!

The ingredients:

First, steam the broccoli in the microwave for five minutes.

While the broccoli steams, heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the sliced garlic.

When the garlic turns brown, move it to a small bowl to prevent burning.

Add the steamed broccoli to the oil and stir for a few minutes.

Add in the toasted garlic and remove from heat.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Food Network’s Ellie Krieger

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