Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic

Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic

From Food and Wine, Sept 2008 by Kristin Knutson


3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 heads of broccoli (1 1/4 lbs total), stems peeled and heads halved lengthwise

1/2 cup water

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Pinch of crushed red pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil.

Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned on the bottom (about 8 minutes).

Add the water, cover, and cook until the broccoli is just tender and the water has evaporated (about 7 minutes).

Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the skillet along with the garlic and the crushed red pepper.

Cook until the garlic is golden brown (about 3 minutes). Season the broccoli with salt and pepper, drizzle with the lemon juice and serve.