LEMON BROCCOLINI

LITTLE MAGNOLIA KITCHEN PRESENTS....
 
LEMON BROCCOLINI
 1-lb Broccolini
1-2 tablespoons of Butter
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1-2 teaspoons lemon zest (add one to start with and after tasting everything together you can always add another teaspoon)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
Freshly ground Pepper
 
Cut approximately an inch off the ends of the broccolini.  Broccolini is served with the stems so just trim to get the dry ends off.
 
Place in a microwave safe glass dish with approximately 1/2 cup of water, cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. 
 
Take out of microwave and remove cover (be careful the steam will getcha). 
 
In small dish put the butter and garlic in and place in the microwave for about 1 minute.  You just want the garlic to flavor the butter slightly. 
 
Drain the butter away from the garlic and add just the butter to the broccolini. 

 Actually, you could add the butter and garlic to the dish if you like.  I love garlic but I was trying to keep the garlic taste down because of the menu I was serving. 

 Zest about a teaspoon of lemon (I like a little more but remember you can always add but you can't take away) and add it to the broccolini.

 Add about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.  Don't use the bottled lemon juice...it just is not the same. 

 Sprinkle salt over the broccolini and add some freshly ground pepper.