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Spicy Garlic Broccolini

By Paula Deen


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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 2½ teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
  • 2 bunches fresh broccolini, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • shaved Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  • crushed red pepper, for garnish


In a large Dutch oven, bring 4 inches water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil over high heat. Add broccolini; cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process; drain well.

In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil, garlic, and red pepper over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high. Add Broccolini, lemon halves, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt; cover and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan and red pepper, if desired.