Blistered Broccoli With Garlic And Chiles

Photo by Stephanie Schoenster

July 2, 2017

This broccoli recipe will have you enjoying broccoli in a way your never had before. Red chili pepper gives it a kick of spiciness toned down with lemon.

Blistered Broccoli with Garlic and Chiles

  • Serves: 4
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Active Time:15 minutes
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  • 1 head broccoli, cut into 16 pieces
  • ΒΌ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over high heat. Place the broccoli in the skillet and char until blistered on one side. Turn and char the other side. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Pour the oil over the broccoli and turn to coat. Let marinate for 10 minutes. Drizzle with the lemon juice, season with the sea salt and lemon zest, and serve hot or at room temperature.