I ate a buttery broccoli dish that was kind of like this a few weeks ago in Chicago at the purple pig and it forced me to come home and see what I could make that involved broccoli and butter.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

It started with me accidentaly browning the butter. But what a happy accident! Brown butter with sizzling garlic and chili is something special.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

Then when you add the broccoli and cook it in a way that is somewhere between searing it in the hot pan and steaming it in butter- well, look out… The final love is applied with a fresh bright squeeze of lemon juice and then some crispy golden breadcrumbs for the finish.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

This is something I would make as a side dish for seriously ANY meal. It is so delicious that even your children will be fighting each other to get to the broccoli!!

Recipe: Spicy Brown Butter Broccoli with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red Fresno chili, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces broccoli or broccolini
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted breadcrumbs
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or heavy pan, melt the butter and cook over medium heat until the butter is golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic and the chili and cook another minute until fragrant and golden.
  3. Add the broccoli and cook, turning often until the broccoli is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the broccoli with the parmesan cheese and squeeze the fresh lemon wedges over the top. Season to taste withs alt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs over the top.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

 

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brown butter brocolli

I ate a buttery broccoli dish that was kind of like this a few weeks ago in Chicago at the purple pig and it forced me to come home and see what I could make that involved broccoli and butter.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

It started with me accidentaly browning the butter. But what a happy accident! Brown butter with sizzling garlic and chili is something special.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

Then when you add the broccoli and cook it in a way that is somewhere between searing it in the hot pan and steaming it in butter- well, look out… The final love is applied with a fresh bright squeeze of lemon juice and then some crispy golden breadcrumbs for the finish.

Spicy Broccoli with Toasted breadcrumbs

This is something I would make as a side dish for seriously ANY meal. It is so delicious that even your children will be fighting each other to get to the broccoli!!

Recipe: Spicy Brown Butter Broccoli with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red Fresno chili, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces broccoli or broccolini
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted breadcrumbs
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet or heavy pan, melt the butter and cook over medium heat until the butter is golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic and the chili and cook another minute until fragrant and golden.
  3. Add the broccoli and cook, turning often until the broccoli is tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the broccoli with the parmesan cheese and squeeze the fresh lemon wedges over the top. Season to taste withs alt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs over the top.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2