It is clear that I enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking for others, but definitely one of my other favorite past times is when someone else cooks for me. I think it is always a thoughtful gesture and a time to learn from others and how they do things in the kitchen. Recently, a friend of mine had me over to dinner to have one of my favorite meals- pork chops, potatoes, apple sauce and green vegetable, broccoli for this dinner. This meal was actual a staple in my home growing up. Now, I have never thought much about cooking broccoli, I usually have it steamed or stir fried in Asian cuisine.
Well my friend cooked his broccoli in olive oil and garlic. And told me this is how he cooks all his vegetables. I at first was taken back, because this was out of the norm from how I prepared my broccoli. In the end I loved it this way.
1 head of Broccoli
3 Cloves of Garlic (Sliced thinly)
Â¼ Cup of Olive Oil
In a frying pan pour olive oil and make sure base of the pan is completely covered and add garlic and Broccoli. Cook on medium heat and stir the broccoli around to make sure heat is distributed evenly. It will turn a bright green and ready to serve.