Sautéed Broccolini

My favorite vegetable. Broccolini are a longer, skinnier version of broccoli, with more character. It has a more exciting flavor than the broccoli. They can be steamed in a pot, or sautéed in a pan. This recipe can be used for either, the only difference would be that you would cover the broccolini in a pot. 

Sauteed Broccolini:

  • Broccolini
  • Garlic
  • Hot Red Pepper Flakes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Wash the broccolini and cut the whiter end of the stems off.

On medium-high, heat the garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes for about 1 minute or so, until the flavors are well combined. Do not burn the garlic to dark brown!

Cut the hard ends of the stems off.

Place the broccolini on the pan/pot and let them cook for about 8 minutes, or until they have only a little bit of crunch left in them. Season well with enough salt and pepper to bring out the flavor (about 1 teaspoon of salt for 6 servings of broccolini).

The cooked broccolini go great with fish, meat, or my “Spinach Frittata.”

6 responses on “Sautéed Broccolini

  1. Thanks Ben! I always try to make this but it doesn’t usually work out for me. I am going to try with your directions. The pictures are great!

  2. Love your imaginative creations, Ben. The broccolini sounds particularly great. Will try it one day soon.
    Happy Thanksgiving! Shonnie Johnson (Jill Banks’ mom)

  3. One of my favorite vegetables as well, Ben!! I never thought to add the red pepper flakes! I will try that next time. Sounds yummy!

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