10 min prep time
Let’s face it: Steamed broccoli is boring, but pan-roasted broccoli in a dab of butter produces a vegetable even a kid would eat. To spice it up, we often throw in a mashed garlic clove and 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 bunch broccoli, cut into medium florets
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat a large skillet over high heat and melt the butter.
2. Add the broccoli, salt, and pepper and stir until the butter is distributed evenly.
3. Cook for 1 minute without stirring. Stir with a wooden spoon to turn the broccoli pieces and prevent them from burning. Cook the broccoli for 2 more minutes.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the pan, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and set aside for 5 minutes to steam. Serve warm.