(“You must eat vegetables—especially broccoli--or your bowels will whither and your brain will die. And oh, by the way—did you know that E=MC squared?”—Albert Einstein, speaking at a Nisswa Women of Today luncheon, circa 1959.)
1 large bunch of broccoli (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut the broccoli into stalks and trim the stems. Cut the stalks, along with the florets, into 2-inch lengths.
Bring the water to boil in a small shallow saucepan. Add the broccoli, cover and boil over high heat three to four minutes and drain.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté for 10 seconds. Add the broccoli, salt and pepper and toss until heated through. Makes three to four servings.