We had the base recipe last night with dinner, and it was excellent. DH made the comment, "This is company food"; it came out just as pretty as the picture. Would not hesitate to serve this at a dinner party.
mrscrazyed Posted: 09/22/11
rockthe2c Posted: 10/11/11
Great quick and easy side dish. Made it with the Salmon and Red Pepper Pesto. Will use in many many weeknights meals.
falljunelaker Posted: 09/25/11
This was OK but not exceptional. A good solid recipe is fair, though, I guess. Our guests liked it better than we did. Since we've really been wowed by some CL recipes, I think we have really, really high expectations. We followed the recipe exactly. We paired it with CL's lemon-soy salmon, which was mild in flavor. Maybe with a better pairing, we would've been more impressed. I think we will try it again with something else & see.
skspillman Posted: 10/17/11
This recipe was amazing--this is the first time my boyfriend has said he likes broccoli! I followed the recipe exactly. This will definitely become one of my go-to side dishes.
KikoTerrier Posted: 11/06/11
Solid, although not spectacular. We did the basic recipe and I overcooled the garlic just a bit. Interested in trying the cheddar beer sauce variation.
kitwillow Posted: 01/22/13
Our family is not keen on broccoli, but we periodically receive it in our CSA box--hence the need to cook it up and eat it! My family loved the way this broccoli turned out. Not a floret was left. Based on others' reviews, we added more flavor by doubling the lemon zest and garlic. Also, we chose to slice our garlic instead of mincing it. It is less likely to burn when sautéing it in the olive oil. We shredded the Parmesan cheese instead of shaving it--just easier for us.
GayleR Posted: 02/07/13Greenville, NC
Good and basic, but not especially exciting. My husband liked it but didn't realize I'd added anything but cheese. I did omit the garlic.
mandofan Posted: 02/01/13
Meh... Used the steamer times on my steamer, ended up with mush. Used the time here and ended up with warm, raw bland broccoli. I'm done with trying to make this recipe work.
Jantinozzi Posted: 03/03/14
Just ok. Sharp flavors (lemon and garlic) on a very plain background (broccoli with olive oil). Parm chz helped a little but Our family prefers the basic steamed broccoli with s&p and a little butter.
Smilingsunray Posted: 12/05/13
GlenGerson Posted: 09/29/13
Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which with the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body H. pylori, a bacterium found to highly increase the risk of gastric cancer. Broccoli also contains indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant compound and anti-carcinogen found to not only hinder the growth of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, but also boosts liver function.
sirrah231 Posted: 06/24/13
It's not spectacular, but a nice way to dress up boring broccoli. We don't make it too often.