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Broccoli with Lemon-Dijon Sauce

A new favorite dish, the flavors are just incredible! My kids love broccoli, but only if it’s steamed, sauteed or roasted – definitely no sauce! So, to make this side kid-friendly, reserve some broccoli after the initial sear and either transfer to finish steaming or zap it in the microwave. Your more adventurous eaters and every adult will love this sauce!

Literally one of the best meals I have ever made, it's that good.
Sorry I don’t have a picture just with the broccoli!
Broccoli with Lemon-Dijon Sauce
Author: Kate Wagner
My favorite broccoli recipe – ever! This is the perfect side to a simple main dish, Parmesan Scallops or grilled chicken, the pan sauce is terrific drizzled over everything. Happy cooking!
  • 1 lb Broccoli, sliced thinly with a flat side to every piece
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup Chicken broth, low-sodium or homemade
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  1. Heat a large skillet (that has a top or improvise) over medium heat with butter and olive oil.
  2. Once butter has melted and oil is hot, add broccoli. Toss to coat. Make sure each piece touches the pan, flat and cut side down.
  3. Cook without stirring, until bottoms are browned, about 4 minutes. Turn each floret and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth, cover and cook until all the broth has evaporated, stirring halfway through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove skillet from the heat and place broccoli on prepared dinner plates or a platter. To the pan drippings, add lemon juice and zest, Dijon mustard and parsley. Whisk to combine. If sauce seems too thin, add a bit of chicken broth and/or butter. Whisk again and drizzle sauce over broccoli and the main course if desired.


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