Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic
extra-virgin olive oil
large heads of broccoli
stems peeled and heads halved lengthwise
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh lemon juice
In a large, deep thick based pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until 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 1 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.