Garlicky Broccoli

While I like to think that I’m a decent home cook, there is no denying the fact that a majority of my home cooking recipes come from my family. Over and over again I will state how spoiled I am when it comes to food and with that spoiled-ness comes my access to amazing recipes.

One such dish is actually healthy. I used “actually” because I’m a huge fan of sodium and butter, which this dish ISN’T sopping in.

I was introduced to this dish by the other Sunday Night Dinner chef. This lady is amazing, brilliant, and a saint for putting up with Chef Daddio, and well, the offspring (me and The Sister).

Anyway, when there is a party of any kind and you are asked to volunteer a dish, this is my go-to. It’s not dessert or a dip… the most popular party dishes. I bring it knowing that it will be the one thing people feel ok eating because it’s broccoli. I mean, and who feels bad about eating super-food broccoli? So, when party guests throw one or two broccoli pieces on their plate they do it because they think it will counteract the two cupcakes they are also balancing on their plate.

Then they eat one.

For good, or for bad, their life is changed. This broccoli is the best thing that has ever happened to them. Far too often, party goer’s appetites are spoiled due to over-stuffing themselves with broccoli.

I may be over-hyping this stuff,  but no matter what, it’s cheap, easy, healthy, and delicious. Just try it.

Garlicky Broccoli

Garlicky Broccoli:


2 tsp red wine vinegar
1.5 tsp kosher salt
2 heads raw broccoli
1/2 c evoo
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp Asian Sesame oil
Lrg pinch red pepper flakes

To make the deliciousness:

Mix vinegar and salt together. Toss with broccoli in a large bowl and let stand.

Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat. It’s ready when the oil sizzles when you throw a drop of water on it. Once it’s sizzling water, add the cumin and then garlic.

Remove the skillet from heat.

Add the sesame oil and the red pepper flakes.

Toss oil mixture over broccoli and toss until all broccoli is evenly coated with the mixture.

Let marinate for 1 hour and serve at room temp.



About NOLAFoodette

Born and raised NOLA girl who has been immersed in the food and beverage industry her whole life. I'm a fat kid at heart and NOLA obsessed.
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