Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

  • ElizaHope Posted: 11/03/08
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    I make this recipe all the time. Basically the only way I prepare broccoli. So fast and easy, it always comes out perfectly, especially with farmer's market broccoli. I usually add a little bit more oil because it tends to brown too much with 2 teaspoons. I also like to finish it off with a tablespoon of Parmesan. Wonderful!

  • sarahkaye Posted: 11/05/08
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    Not as good as I expected, and my husband accused me of ruining the broccoli (although I wouldn't go that far). I just didn't think the flavors were very well balanced - too much spice without much else going on.

  • harrietlynns Posted: 01/06/09
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    This recipe make me enthuisiastic about eating broccoli! Great weeknight side dish. I've made it a number of times. I steam the broccoli in the microwave for 2-3 minutes so that when the rest of dinner is ready I can just saute the garlic and pepper then throw in the broc. Last night I served it with the Salmon with roasted cherry tomatoes from this site and a wild rice pilaf. Fabulous healthy meal!

  • carlybarley7 Posted: 03/05/09
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    I found the garlic was not cooked enough in the time specified and needed to be sauteed a bit longer to really get that smooth flavor instead of the spicy raw garlic taste. The broccoli also had to be cooked a little while to get to the perfect crisp cooked point. Overall a good recipe for basic vegetable taste, but nothing special as far as a veggie side dish in my opinion.

  • ChelleyBones Posted: 08/26/10
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    This is one of the tastiest ways I've had broccoli next to roasting it. Such a quick and easy side dish! I would serve this for a weeknight and even for a Sunday sit down with guests. Followed the recipe exactly. Must try!!!

  • dmloss Posted: 01/23/10
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    I thought this was good, but I think adding the water at the end ruined (watered down) the flavors. I tried some broccoli before I added the water and it was really good. I think next time I make this I will omit the water and maybe add more oil to saute longer.

  • TammyS2009 Posted: 06/29/09
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    My mom always made broccoli this way! My 8 year old loves it! Goes great with everything: steak, pork, chicken, bbq, ... I definitely use more garlic than this recipe calls for. I saute the garlic in olive oil in a large pot, then add the broccoli, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and black pepper. NO SALT is needed. Cook until the broccoli turns bright green. Add some water. After water heats up, reduce heat, cover, and let cook until desired tenderness. Yummy!

  • myradw Posted: 02/04/10
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    Good recipe for a quick easy side dish for a weeknight recipe. Much quicker than steaming the broccoli and the red pepper flakes add some zing.

  • steponme Posted: 02/16/11
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    Delicious way to spice up your broccoli.

  • brannoa Posted: 12/04/10
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    This recipe was delicious! I added a little bit of Italian seasoning and it really added something! This will be something I make often for dinner. Quick and easy.

  • FlyerFaninCO Posted: 02/16/11
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    We loved it and it was easy to half it for two people! Use almost the full amount of water but half the other ingredients. We will make it again.

  • ewarnock Posted: 07/15/11
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    I enjoyed it immensely! You get the flavor of broccoli with a little kick. Next time I will be using less water for the last step, it didn't need that much for steaming, it took away a bit of the flavoring.

  • charoulli Posted: 08/11/12
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    This tasted great, but the water in the end was too much. I am making again with less water. Tasty, quick and easy!

  • DorisLQ Posted: 03/04/13
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    I make this often tho cook longer as we don't like crisp broccoli.

  • Renee5732 Posted: 08/10/13
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    Very tasty, and also very spicy! I sauteed the broccoli until done. Lots of flavor, will make again.

  • Dreamon Posted: 03/31/14
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    needed a few tweaks. I used 2 TB not 2 tsp of oil so it didn't burn...not enough oil to coat that much broccoli. I used 1/8 tsp each of red and black pepper. Red pepper flakes easily overpower the veggie....a little goes a long way.

  • GlenGerson Posted: 09/29/13
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    This is one of my fav. Veggie...Thanks so much for the feature! It totally made my day...I saved these on my favorites, and I can't wait to try them!

  • JessieGeorges Posted: 11/18/13
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    Delicious, flavorful and super easy. I minced the garlic instead and it worked out great.

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