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Sautéed Broccoli Spears

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. *1 (16-oz.) package frozen broccoli spears may be substituted for fresh.