Broccoli with Lemon Herb Sauce

Fresh lemon juice and garlic give traditional broccoli a wake-up call. Tip: Make sure the broccoli retains its crispness during cooking so that it isn’t overpowered by the liveliness of the sauce. Garnish with lemon and/or thyme.

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Broccoli with Lemon Herb Sauce
  1. 1½ pounds broccoli
  2. 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  3. ½ teaspoon (1 clove) garlic, pressed or minced
  4. 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  5. 1 cup water
  6. ¾ teaspoon salt
  7. ¾ teaspoon sugar
  8. 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced (or ½ teaspoon dried whole leaves)
  9. ½ teaspoon *fresh lemon peel, finely minced (1/16 inch)
  10. 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  1. 1

    Prepare broccoli spears and sliced stems, and steam until crisp-tender (8 minutes).

  2. 2

    In a 1-quart pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic and sauté until slightly browned.

  3. 3

    In a separate small bowl, blend cornstarch with cold water and then stir into butter/garlic mixture along with salt, sugar, thyme, and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.

  4. 4

    Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Pour over hot drained broccoli.

Note: *Use lemon zester or vegetable peeler to remove thin yellow outer peel of a lemon.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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This looks like a simple and good tasting receipe.


Neil Tsubota