Thursday, March 19, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers-Sauteed Broccolini

One of this month's Barefoot Blogger's bonus recipes was sauteed broccolini. Its been a long time since I've had broccolini so I was intrigued to try this recipe. It would have been an ideal match with the Chicken Picatta from last week. Since I didn't think of that pairing, I decided to pair it with Ina's turkey meatloaf. The broccolini was really easy to prepare and the flavors were great. Thanks to Mary of Meet Me in the Kitchen for picking this one and allowing me to add a new vegetable to my repertoire. I will definitely make this one again. Now, I need to get to the store and purchase more eggs so I can make this month's other bonus recipe, brownie pudding! Yum!

Sauteed Broccolini

1 bunch broccolini

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 lemon, zested

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Blanch the broccolini in a large pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.

Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the lemon zest and garlic and stir. Drain the broccolini and add it to the garlic mixture and heat for 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper, and toss well before serving.

Source: Ina Garten/Food Network.

4 comments: said...

Yum! I didn't get the broccollini done. Oh well. If you're really going to make the brownies... add a little instant coffee in there, makes a world of difference!

~Delta Whiskey

Debinhawaii said...

Glad you liked the recipe. i did too. I am not a broccoli fan but I liked this better--and who can go wrong with garlic and lemon!

Kanella said...

I didn't have time to make the broccollini but I enjoyed your posting and pic.

Cora said...

I am embarrassed to say that I have never had broccolini, but I do like broccoli, so I really need to give it a try. Thanks for the encouragement!