Broccoli dressed 2 ways

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy

For the broccoli

2 heads broccoli, trimmed into florets and steamed for 4 to 5 minutes
Sweet, spicy, and tangy dressing, recipe follows
Hot lemon garlic oil, recipe follows

For the sweet, spicy, and tangy dressing

30ml sherry vinegar
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. red chilli pepper flakes
60ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 to 5 long strips lemon peel
1 tsp. salt

For the hot lemon garlic oil

60ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed and thinly sliced
2 long, wide strips lemon peel
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
For the broccoli:

1) Divide the cooked broccoli into 2 serving bowls.

2) Pour the sweet, spicy and tangy dressing over one bowl of the broccoli and the hot lemon garlic oil over the other; serve immediately.

For the sweet, spicy and tangy dressing:

1) In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, brown sugar, and chilli flakes until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

2) Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon peel and cook briefly until beginning to turn golden brown, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add the vinegar mixture and salt and simmer 2 minutes longer.

For the hot lemon garlic oil:

1) Heat the olive oil, garlic, and lemon peel over medium heat and let sizzle gently for a few minutes until garlic is lightly browned. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper and heat for another minute.

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