Carmelized Broccoli

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 heads of broccoli- stems trimmed short and heads halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • .2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 
 
In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until richly browned on the bottom, about 8 minutes. Add the water, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender and the water has evaporated, about 7 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil along with the garlic and the crushed red pepper and cook uncovered until the garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Season the broccoli with salt and black pepper, drizzle with the lemon juice and serve.