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Stovetop Blackened Broccoli

This simple, yet delicious, stovetop side dish comes together quickly so it is perfect for mid-week meals. When lightly tossed with sesame oil, it pairs perfectly with Asian-inspired dishes like Instant Pot Mongolian Beef.

In addition, this flavorful dish goes well with everything from roasted chicken breasts to pan-seared pork chops. It makes an easy side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners too as it frees up your oven for other recipes.

blackened broccoli recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli, washed and florets removed (stalks and stems reserved for another use)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 T. olive oil, divided
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Place fresh broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. Cooking time will vary depending on individual microwaves, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly. Do not overcook. Florets should be firm when finished.

Add one half of the chopped garlic to a cold skillet with one tablespoon olive oil. Set heat to medium and add ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if desired) and one tablespoon of butter.

Cook garlic over medium heat for approximately 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase heat to medium-high and add ½ broccoli florets to the pan. Stir broccoli constantly while searing the florets.

Once blackened, remove the broccoli from the skillet and place it in a large glass bowl. Cover and keep warm.

Repeat the process with remaining garlic, olive oil, red pepper, butter, and broccoli.

When the second batch of broccoli is finished, add it to the bowl with the original batch. Drizzle with sesame oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

blackened broccoli

Stovetop Broccoli Side Dish

blackened broccoli

Stovetop Blackened Broccoli

Jenn
This flavorful side dish goes well with everything from roasted chicken breasts to pan-seared pork chops. It makes an easy side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners too as it frees up your oven for other recipes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Side Dish
Servings 6
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heads fresh broccoli washed and florets removed (stalks and stems reserved for another use)
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 2 T. olive oil divided
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 T. unsalted butter divided
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place fresh broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. Cooking time will vary depending on individual microwaves, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking time accordingly. Do not overcook. Florets should be firm when finished.
  • Add one half of the chopped garlic to a cold skillet with one tablespoon olive oil. Set heat to medium and add ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if desired) and one tablespoon of butter.
  • Cook garlic over medium heat for approximately 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase heat to medium-high and add ½ broccoli florets to the pan. Stir broccoli constantly while searing the florets.
  • Once blackened, remove the broccoli from the skillet and place it in a large glass bowl. Cover and keep warm.
  • Repeat the process with remaining garlic, olive oil, red pepper, butter, and broccoli.
  • When the second batch of broccoli is finished, add it to the bowl with the original batch. Drizzle with sesame oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts
Stovetop Blackened Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 101mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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