Food Network Chef's Challenge: #1
Our first chef for this challenge is Aaron McCargo Jr. I chose a recipe from him that's a wonderful side dish -- Lemon Broccoli Rabe.
We used regular broccoli, since that's what we had on hand, and it was delicious. I love the flavor combination of the lemon, garlic, pepper and cheese. Delicious.
Lemon Broccoli - Modified from Aaron McCargo Jr.
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3 C broccoli, chopped
1 T olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tsp. lemon juice (or zest of 1 lemon)
1/4 C Parmesan cheese, grated
sea salt and fresh pepper
Bring water to a boil in a large kettle. Add broccoli and blanch for ~2 minutes. Drain.
While broccoli is blanching, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until the garlic begins to brown.
Add in drained broccoli and red pepper flakes. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add in Parmesan cheese, lemon, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for an additional 2-3 minutes.
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