Recipes Side Dishes Vegetables Spicy Seared Broccolini with Garlic

Spicy Seared Broccolini with Garlic

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

A hot cast-iron fry pan cooks broccolini in a flash and gives it a lightly charred flavor. Red pepper flakes add a spicy kick to this dish, which is delicious alongside grilled or roasted meats.


  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. broccolini, stems peeled and spears halved lengthwise
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes


In a small cast-iron fry pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tsp. of the olive oil until almost smoking. Add half of the broccolini and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly charred and crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and transfer to a plate.

Warm the remaining 2 tsp. olive oil in the pan and cook the remaining broccolini. Season with salt, add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Return the first batch of broccolini to the pan and toss to rewarm, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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