I’m so excited to be back and cooking with my friends at FFwD! Here is my garlicky broccoli. We really enjoyed this recipe and will make it again!!
I started with the star of the show – broccoli, and added a cast of supporting characters including butter (always a favorite), garlic, mint, parsley, orange zest (I was out of lemons), bread crumbs, and salt and pepper.
I washed and cut up the broccoli into largish pieces and then loaded up the steamer.
Meanwhile I cut up the parsley and mint and zested my orange.
I melted the butter in a skillet over medium heat and then added my chopped garlic to soften. A little salt and pepper was added.
By now the broccoli was steamed so I used a pair of tongs to transfer it to a paper towel lined plate to dry.
I added the breadcrumbs and the herbs to the butter/garlic mixture and let it toast over medium high heat for a few minutes.
The last step was to dredge the broccoli tops in the breadcrumbs. I found using my hands to swirl the tops around the pan worked best.
I did have about a quarter cup of extra crumbs so I followed Dorie’s suggestion and sprinkled them on top.
This was a great side dish. It is always nice to find another way to serve veggies.
Also as a side note: I served the leftovers two nights later and this was still really good. I put the broccoli in a glass dish and covered it with foil, but it in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes and then took off the foil for about 5 minutes. It turned out great and not soggy!