Sautéed Broccoli Spears

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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.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

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)

Preparation

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.

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

January 2007
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