Broccoli Sicilian Style & Lemon Butter Sauce Recipes

How to get kids to eat their broccoli? Add some flavour. This first one is an incredibly easy way to add some flavor to your “green trees” as my daughter likes to call them. Here’s a simple broccoli recipe using frozen green trees 😉

Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 2 packages frozen broccoli
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1\8 tsp pepper
  • 1 hard boiled egg yolk

Cook the broccoli 1 minute less than package directs; drain.

Heat together the butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper; pour over the broccoli and sprinkle with the egg yolk.

Serves 4-6.

 Broccoli Sicilian Style

1 large bunch broccoli, or 2 packages frozen  

1 teaspoon salt

Broccoli, Sicilian Style

Wash the fresh broccoli thoroughly.

Remove the coarse leaves and tough lower portions of the stalks.

Split lengthwise. Place in a skillet with the salt and boiling water to a depth of ½-inch.

Bring to a boil and cook over low heat 5 minutes. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and keep hot.

Cook frozen broccoli 1 minute less than package directs; drain and keep hot.

Prepare the sauce while the vegetable is cooking.

Heat the oil in a saucepan; sauté the onions and garlic 5 min­utes.

Blend in the flour and pepper.

Gradually add the broth, stirring steadily to the boiling point; cook over low heat 5 minutes.

Mix in the cheese until melted, then stir in the anchovies and olives.

Pour over the broccoli. Serves 4-6.