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Broccoli Sauteed in Wine and Garlic


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 1.5 lb broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine (or water, broth, or diluted cider or white wine vinegar)
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon, or 1 orange


In a saute pan, heat the olive oil with the garlic over medium-high heat until just sizzling. Add the broccoli and cook, tossing frequently and gradually adding the wine to keep the garlic from browning until the stalks are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and zest, and tossing well, serve immediately.

Adapted from a Mario Batali recipe, in Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home