It seems like every grocery store in the Tri-State is having a sale on broccoli. While we do like broccoli as a side dish, sometimes I see a tiny mutiny on my hands when I serve it the same way all the time. I had to think up something new to do with those magical miniature trees. Here is a quick recipe that I threw together a week ago.
Sautéed Peanut Broccoli
3 cups of broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable (or canola, or coconut) oil
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
2 teaspoons of roasted garlic vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
a pinch of kosher salt
a pinch of black pepper
Place the broccoli florets in a large microwaveable bowl.
Place the water in the bowl and lightly cover with plastic wrap or a microwaveable plate.
Microwave the broccoli for 3 minutes.
While the broccoli steams, chop up your peanuts. I just smashed them with the bottom of the peanut bottle.
Place a large sauté pan on medium high heat, and put in the oil.
Once the broccoli is done, pour out the water and place the florets in the sauté pan.
Toss liberally in the oil, then add the garlic.
Stir the broccoli and garlic together, then add the vinegar (Stand back! The fumes from the vinegar may hurt your eyes if you don’t).
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Throw in the peanuts and sauté for one more minute.
Turn off the heat, and place the side dish in a bowl.