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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Crumbs



In honor of Spring finally arriving Weight Watchers provided me with some light, but very tasty recipes a few weeks ago that I finally got around to trying.

Ingredients:
-1 lb uncooked broccoli
-1 tbs butter
-1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
-1/2 cup bread crumbs
-1 tsp lemon zest
-1/4 tsp salt

The first step is to steam to broccoli using a steamer, we used the microwave by placing the broccoli in a large Tupperware container full of water. The broccoli was cooked on high for 30 seconds at a time until it was steamed.



While the broccoli is steaming, melt the butter. Then add in garlic and heat in the butter for about 30 seconds. Then add in the bread crumbs and toast in the butter/garlic. The recipe calls for 2-3 minutes, ours were in for about a minute.


Remove from the heat and add the lemon zest and salt.

Add the crumb mixture to the broccoli.




The crumb mixture on top of the broccoli gave it a nice crunch, but I don't think the lemon flavor was noticeable at all. If you'd like more of a lemony flavor with the broccoli I'd recommend adding some lemon juice to the water used to steam the vegetable.

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