Broccoli with Shallots and Lemon

1
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This simple, flavorful 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

uncooked shallot(s)

½ cup(s), fresh, chopped

raw lemon peel

1 Tbsp, thickly grated

fresh thyme

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Bring 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 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.

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