- 1-2 pounds broccoli
- 6-8 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or enough to coat
Slice broccoli into long portions, each with a stem and a "tree top". Slice directly through the "trunk," including a small section with each piece.
Steam broccoli in a steamer or by placing in a large covered skillet with a small amount of water.
Cook broccoli only until it attains a bright green color, then remove from heat. Broccoli will still be firm and may appear not to be completely cooked. This is as it should be, as the broccoli with
continue to cook when removed from heat.Pour on the olive oil, very thinly sliced garlic, hot pepper and salt to taste.
Place all into a refrigerator container and marinate overnight. Serve cold or at room temperature.This is a wonderful accompaniment to any main course on a hot summer day!
The broccoli is ready to serve....great taste !
Note: It's crucial not to overcook the broccoli in this dish, and you might overcook it very easily if you don't keep a close watch. When properly cooked, the broccoli will be "al dente" and a beautiful bright green color. If your broccoli is wilted and olive green, it's overdone! The great broccoli recipe is ready to serve ! enjoy it !