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Broccolini and I’s First Date

June 21, 2020
Sautéed Broccolini
Pg. 168
Multiple Contestants, including, but not limited to,
Alexander + Troy, Season 1
Jack, Season 3
And more!
13 down…86 to go!

I’ve been upfront that the MasterChef Junior Cookbook has many ingredients and dishes I’ve never tasted or cooked before, one of which happened to be the simple broccolini, which I learned is a hybrid of broccoli, developed in Japan. It’s considered to be more delicate and slightly sweeter.

Personally, I thought it was wonderful. I bought enough to try it a few different ways. The day before we tried it on the grill with some lemon juice. But I have to say, we enjoyed this MCJ recipe the most. I loved giving it a good pan sear and getting it to be both tender and crispy.

Charlie wishing he could try some.

What I did differently:

  • I like my veggies with lots of color and more done than al dente. To get there, I knew I would burn the minced garlic it called for. So I threw in a few whole pieces of garlic. It still added lots of flavor, and I have no issue mincing the garlic after it’s cooked to enjoy with bites of the dish. Feel free to use this hack! It’s been a game changer for me.
  • I couldn’t resist adding shaved Parmesan to the dish. Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese?! This is just the elevated version.

P.S. What’s your favorite veggie side dish? I love veggies more and more as I’ve gotten older. I want all the mushrooms, asparagus, cauliflower, and Brussel Sprouts (done right, you’ll hear more of my thoughts on this in the next post ;P). And now, I think I’m adding sautéed broccolini (with Parmesan) to the list!

All my love,
Dani, a big tid

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  1. I love some sautéed asparagus. Nice and well done so it’s not al dente. I’m loving veggies more now that I’m a little older.

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