Friday, May 1, 2009

Spicy Broccoli

Oh man, I'm so behind on updates. Hopefully I can catch up in the next few days.

Here is a quick and easy side. Most of the time when I eat broccoli, I steam it and toss on a little butter, salt, and pepper. How boring. Here I basically just pan fried it in some red pepper flakes to spice things up a bit!
Easy Spicy Broccoli

1 bunch broccoli, stems trimmed down
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (adjust to level of spice desired)

1. Start by steaming the broccoli a bit. Stop it shy of tender, you will add more heat in the pan. (I use the Ziploc microwave seaming bags - they are so easy, and you add nothing to them but the veggies).
2. While steaming, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and allow the flavor to infuse in the oil.
3. Toss the broccoli in the oil and pan fry for 2-3 minutes, until tender.

Wow! These were spicy! I added closer to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper, and it was too much for us, and we like things hot. I already reduced the amount in the recipe above. This really isn't that creative of a recipe, but we like to change things up in a while, and I encourage you to try the same!

1 comment:

  1. I need to cook more often with red pepper flakes... and this broccoli dish looks great with that added bit of spice!