Tested till perfect Lemon Garlic Broccolini
Lemon Garlic Broccolini
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Lemon Garlic Broccolini

With long thin stalks topped with florets or buds, Broccolini looks like broccoli. It has a mild broccoli flavour, is tender and sweet and is best lightly seasoned and quickly cooked, such as steamed, sauteed and stir-fried. Broccolini (also known as Asparation) is the trademarked name of a hybrid between broccoli and gai lan (Chinese kale).

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


    2 bunches Broccolini (about 12 oz/375 g total)
    2 tbsp (25 mL) extra-virgin olive_oil
    2 cloves garlic, sliced
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
    1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind
    1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
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Trim tough ends from Broccolini. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saut?arlic and salt until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add Broccolini, 1/4 cup (50 mL) water and lemon rind; cover and steam until tender and no water remains, about 6 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

Additional information : Variations
Spicy Garlic Broccolini: Add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes along with garlic. Omit lemon rind and juice.

Spicy Garlic Broccoli: Use 1 bunch broccoli instead of the Broccolini. Cut into florets; peel and slice stems. Cook for 2 minutes longer.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 98 pro 3g total fat 7g sat. fat 1g
carb 7g fibre 1g chol 0mg sodium 169mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 6 vit A 14 vit C 95
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