BROCCOLINI WITH GARLIC, VINEGAR, AND CHILI FLAKES
If you like vinegar, you will love this dish. The combination of the spicy garlic and chili with the tangy vinegar is quite addictive and a great way to prepare a quick and flavorful side dish. I love to serve this with grilled skirt steak and crispy smashed potatoes. Delicious!
1 lb broccolini, washed, discard dry ends
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Generously salt. Add the broccolini and cook for 1-2 minutes, until just starting to soften.
While the broccolini is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chili flake and stir. After the broccolini is done, transfer it from the water to the sauté pan. Continue to stir, coating the broccolini in olive oil, taste and season with salt as necessary. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning the broccolini over in the pan, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the red wine vinegar and cook for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and let the broccolini cook for 1 more minute in the residual heat leftover in the pan. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if necessary. Serve immediately or at room temperature.