I wanted to make sure it was flavorful but easy to make. I mean who wants to be slaving away in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving when everyone else is enjoying some wine and being social right? I like to come up with sides that you can either make ahead and reheat right before the meal or, ones that will take just a few moments to whip up at the last minute. This recipe is simple and easy to make but fits that bill. You will be able to enjoy the day AND get a meal on the table that everyone will love!
We enjoy a lot of garlic here, if you prefer you can reduce the amount of garlic to suit your families tastes.
Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic
- 1 pound broccoli
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large pinch dried red chili flakes, or to taste
- Kosher salt to taste
Cut the broccoli into 1 1/2-inch florets. In a large pot of salted water, cook the broccoli until tender about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and refresh the broccoli under cold running water.
When ready to serve, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the chili flakes and saute for 30 seconds more. Add the broccoli and saute over high heat, tossing until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt. Serve immediately
What could be any easier than that?