270 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 169
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a recipe I came up with when I was on the South Beach Diet. It is a very healthy recipe and my husband asks for it almost all the time.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Rinse and pat dry the broccoli.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the crushed red pepper and heat 1 minute. Cook and stir the broccoli in the skillet until it begins to get crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

61 calories; 3.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. 5.6 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (191)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
The only thing I did differently was use fresh broccoli and cooked it using a little bit of leftover bacon drippings. AMAZING
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/26/2011
This doesn't get crispy I tried fresh and frozen. raw or steamed with a light sauce will beat this recipe every time.
(4)
270 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 169
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
The only thing I did differently was use fresh broccoli and cooked it using a little bit of leftover bacon drippings. AMAZING
(205)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
In deference to Hubs' sensitive innards I had to skip the crushed red pepper flakes and used some fresh ground black pepper instead. I used fresh broccoli added a little clarified butter along with the olive oil and some minced garlic right at the end of cooking so it wouldn't burn. Some of the best broccoli we 've ever had.
(193)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
This was really good and couldn't be easier and probably the only way I will prepare frozen broccoli from now on...I added 2 cloves of chopped garlic to the pan and also sprinkled with parm cheese before serving. Loved that I was able to get normally mushy frozen broccoli crispy and yummy thank you!
(151)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2009
This is good! I ate this at the Franciscan on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and it's a great spin on cooking broccoli. When I made it at home I just used olive oil black pepper and sea salt. If your going to rate broccoli 1-5 it's a 5.
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
Very easy and tasty recipe. I unthawed the broccoli and then gently squeezed some of the water out of it. I sauteed 1/2 an onion and 2 sliced garlic cloves in the oil for a couple of minutes then added the broccoli. I topped my second serving with a little fresh grated parmesan cheese. This recipe is a great way to prepare frozen broccoli. I had intended on not buying any more frozen broccoli because I usually wind up throwing it out whether it's been cooked or has grown old in the freezer. Now that I've found a good way to prepare it I will buy more.
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
I was looking for something simple yet tasty for broccoli and came across this recipe. I did not use salt but sprayed "I can't believe it's not butter." Tasted like I should have made more - really delicious.
(39)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2014
What a unique way to cook broccoli! Wonderful crispness great flavor and so easy to prepare! Added fresh minced garlic the last 3 minutes of cooking so the garlic wouldn't burn and turn bitter. A new family favorite and definitely 5 star!
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I do the same thing with frozen green beans and add so chopped garlic! Yum
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
My vegetable hating husband said this was the best broccoli he's ever had and even my 5- and 7-year-olds liked it (for broccoli). This might become my new regular way of cooking broccoli. I put in the full amount of red pepper and added a sprinkling of garlic salt. I personally think it tastes better steamed for just a couple of minutes before frying because I prefer less crunch in my broccoli.
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