Vegetables Broccoli Almondine

- Vegetarian - Broccoli - Lee's Recipes -

Use same recipe for green beans.

Makes 4 to 6 (side dish) servings


1 1/2 pounds broccoli, stems peeled, then head cut into 2-inch-wide spears
1/2 stick unsalted butter or use less
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Cook broccoli in a steamer rack over boiling water in a large wide pot, covered, until stems are just tender when pierced with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove steamer from pot and discard cooking water. Cool broccoli 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat butter in pot over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook almonds, stirring, until butter and nuts are golden and have a nutty aroma, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add broccoli and toss.

Source: Gourmet   December 2007 by Melissa Roberts