Red Chili Flake + Crispy Garlic Broccolini
Sometimes, you just need to let the ingredients speak for themselves. Broccolini is one of my favorites. It is similar to broccoli, but retains a nice crunch when lightly sautéed, and has a lightly bitter flavor. So, we want to add a few things that set broccolini up for success and round out the palate. Crispy garlic brings the savory, a bit of lemon juice brightens, and red chili flakes offer the slightest bit of heat. Each of these elevate the naturally great flavor of the broccolini to give you a side dish everyone will love.
8 oz broccolini
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
a squeeze of lemon juice
1) Heat the oil in a large saute pan. Add the garlic and chili flakes. Stir and heat until fragrant.
2) Add the broccolini and saute for 3 minutes uncovered. Then cover and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until tender and slightly charred.
3) Add the squeeze of lemon and serve immediately.