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Broccoli with shallots and lemon

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This simple, flavourful broccoli recipe is one you'll want to serve over and over again. Keep the ingredients on hand for last minute meals.

Ingredients

Uncooked broccoli

5 cup(s), fresh, cut into large florets, stems cut into large chunks

Light butter

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked shallot(s)

½ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Raw lemon peel

1 tbsp(s), thickly grated

Fresh thyme

1 tbsp(s), chopped

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Bring 2.5-cm (1-inch) of water to a boil in a large deep skillet. Add broccoli; cover and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in same skillet. Add shallots; cover and cook, stirring often until golden and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli, lemon peel, thyme, salt and pepper; toss over low heat until broccoli is coated and hot, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl. Yields about 310ml (1 1/4 cups) per serving.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh thyme on hand, don’t substitute dried, go without it or use fresh parsley instead.You can make this a Core Plan recipe by substituting olive oil for the butter.