15 Minute Broccoli Italian Style (#1438)

Serves
Ready
4
15
Minutes
Prep
Cook
5
Minutes
10
Minutes
Categories
Italian
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Broccoli Florets whole head
  • 1 quart Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt or add 1 tablespoon to the cooking water that will be discarded
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 Black Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper Flakes crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese grated

Directions

  1. Separate the broccoli florets and trim the tough skin from the stalks.
  2. Put the broccoli leaves in boiling water with salt.
  3. A minute later, add the florets.
  4. Return to a boil and cook for 3 minutes or until tender but resistant to the bite (tender crisp to your preference). Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add garlic.
  6. Cook over moderate heat for a minute and add the broccoli leaves and florets.
  7. Cook, tossing to coat and re-heat the broccoli, for about 1 minute.
  8. Taste and correct seasoning and sprinkle with parmesan cheese to taste.
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