Friday, June 29, 2012

Steamed Baby Broccoli with Lemon and Sautéed Garlic (SCD Friendly)

We eat broccoli a couple times each week.  I prefer baby broccoli because it's soft, buttery and just plain delicious (and it has very sweet flavor all on its own).  We all enjoy our little green trees, but lately I've been bored with the same old steamed dish (what's new), so I jazzed it up with a sprinkle of Celtic sea salt, fresh lemon and my favorite, sautéed garlic.  I thought this made a lovely presentation.  And what a perfect side for lasagna night!  

-2 bunches of baby broccoli
-One lemon
-1/2 cup fresh garlic cloves 
-Garlic granules 
-Celtic sea salt (or whatever salt you have on hand) 

How To:
1.  Wash and trim broccoli and steam in filtered water until just slightly tender (or however you like your steamed broccoli).  
2.  While the broccoli is steaming, saute the garlic.  To a small pan add a touch of oil, pinch of salt, and dash of garlic granules (how's that for a recipe).  Saute on med/low heat, taking care to not burn the cloves.  You'll know they are done when they are no longer spicy.  They will be soft, slightly brown, sweet and delicious.
3.  To finish, squeeze some lemon over broccoli, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and garnish with lemon and that lovely garlic.  

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  1. cuterthangluten.comJune 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    I like your font- very fun. I will be hiding this post from my husband. He is a huge fan of garlic but I have a 1 clove max per dish. I hope I can get my hands on some baby broccoli, I have never had it before!

    1. I'm so glad you left a comment - so great to find your blog. Really enjoying your recipes so far and look forward to more creative, healthy ideas from you. I'm right there with your husband with the garlic. I can saute like 20 cloves and just eat them like candy. My son also loves sauteed garlic. :-)

  • glutenfreehappytummy.comJune 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Baby Broccoli -- I've never had it before! I love broccoli, so i'm definitely going to have to try it! I love all the garlic in this dish...i love the depth of flavor it always adds to a meal. Spectacular recipe, Amber! Have a great weekend!

    1. You would LOVE baby broccoli Caralyn, do try it if you can.

  • baby broccoli shows up in our CSA from time to time - it's always a treat!

    p.s. i'm a huge garlic fan. i LOVE all the garlic in your dish!

    Small side note: Tomorrow (wed) is the very first posting for our Fresh Foods Link Up! Come share your CSA collections, farmer's market treasures, home grown/raised hauls, and/or any seasonal recipes or DIY projects or tutorials! We've got a way for bloggers AND blog readers to participate!

    1. Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to check you out.



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