Monday, July 14, 2014

Steamed Broccoli with Gremolata Crumbs

I've dressed steam broccoli with a mixture of bread crumbs and gremolata, an Italian garnish of lemon, parsley and garlic that is served as a topping on anything from stews to vegetables. I serve this broccoli with my  Turkey Breast with Spinach-Herb Stuffing. 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 TABLESPOONS FRESH LEMON JUICE
  • 1 TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
  • 2 BAGS {12 OUNCES} BROCCOLI FLORETS
  • 4 TABLESPOONS WATER
  • 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL
  • 2 CLOVES GARLIC, GRATED
  • 2 SLICES FIRM WHITE BREAD, TOASTED AND CRUMBLED
  • 1/2 TEASPOON SALT
  • 4 TABLESPOONS FRESH ITALIAN PARSLEY LEAVES, CHOPPED

DIRECTIONS:

  1. IN A MICROWAVE-SAFE BOWL, PLACE BROCCOLI AND WATER. COVER WITH VENTED PLASTIC WRAP AND COOK ON HIGH 4 TO 5 MINUTES OR UNTIL TENDER-CRISP.
  2. MEANWHILE IN A SMALL SKILLET, HEAT OIL IN MEDIUM-HIGH. ADD GARLIC AND COOK 30 SECONDS. STIR IN LEMON ZEST, BREAD CRUMBS, AND SALT AND TOSS TO COMBINE; REMOVE SKILLET FROM HEAT AND STIR IN PARSLEY.
  3. DRAIN BROCCOLI IF NECESSARY; TRANSFER TO SERVING BOWL AND TOSS WITH LEMON JUICE. SPRINKLE CRUMB MIXTURE ON BROCCOLI TO SERVE.

ACTIVE TIME: 5 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES
MAKES: 8 SIDE-DISH SERVINGS