Thursday, 15 November 2007

Broccoli with Hazelnut Butter

This is more or less based on a recipe at Epicurious, but I thought I would like it better with the hazelnuts in toasted slices, some of which I oh-so-conveniently happened to have in the freezer. Definitely a quick and delicious way to dress up broccoli.

2 servings
15 minutes - 10 minutes prep time

Broccoli with Hazelnut Butter1 large head of broccoli (I don't use the stem)

1/4 cup sliced hazelnuts
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper

Prepare the broccoli and put it in a pot with water to be steamed. Steam until just tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Toast the hazelnuts in a large dry skillet, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove them at once to a serving bowl, with the melted butter. If you have the oven on, keep the bowl of butter in it while you steam the broccoli and toast the hazelnuts. Otherwise, 20 seconds or so in the micro-wave should do it.

As soon as the broccoli is done, toss it with the hazelnuts and butter, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Be sure your broccoli is well drained and not in any way watery before you mix it with the hazelnuts and butter.

1 comment:

Peter M said...

This is nice, quick, elegant and apt for a dinner with guests.