One (16-oz.) package frozen broccoli spears may be substituted for fresh in this recipe--you don't even have to thaw or change the cook time.
1 pound fresh broccoli crowns, cut into spears*
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (2-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained (optional)
How to Make It
Cook broccoli spears in boiling water to cover 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge broccoli into ice water to stop the cooking process, and drain.
Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; stir in broccoli spears, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, and, if desired, diced pimiento; sauté 1 minute. Serve immediately.
*1 (16-oz.) package frozen broccoli spears may be substituted for fresh.
I liked this dish and will definitely make it again. I used a Meyer lemon infused cooking oil to saute the broccoli after it was cooked. I liked cooking the broccoli until it was crisp tender and then adding cold water; you get a much nicer looking side dish. I served the broccoli with honey ginger salmon and whole grain rice.