A cross between Chinese kale and broccoli, broccolini has a sweet flavor and takes well to assertive seasonings, such as the garlic and red pepper flakes used here. Serve this simple side dish with roasted meats or poultry.
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 3/4 lb. broccolini, stem ends trimmed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup water
In a nonstick fry pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the broccolini, tossing well to combine, and season with salt and black pepper. Add the water, cover and steam for about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until all the water has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4.