177 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 14

A fast and zesty take on frozen broccoli. Can also use fresh broccoli. Great summer dish. Can be served hot or cold.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large skillet, combine the butter, water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the broccoli to the pan, stir to coat, and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring once, until broccoli is tender but still bright green. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.

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Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 11.9 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium. 8.4 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
My husband 17 year old son and I liked this- and we're not big broccoli eaters. I used fresh broccoli steamed it until just done and then poured on the sauce stirred and let it sit for a few minutes. I did not use the full 1/4 tsp cayenne and I added garlic salt.
(92)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/27/2006
This did not go over well with my family. A little too sour for us. Nobody would eat after their first piece. Sorry
(17)
177 Ratings
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 14
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2006
My husband and I both really enjoyed this recipe. It was a nice change to broccoli with cheese sauce. I used two crowns of fresh broccoli that I steamed. While it cooked I melted 1/4 cup of light butter (it has a large water content anyway so I figured it evened out. I then juiced one lemon added a little cayenne salt pepper and garlic. I let this simmer until the water was gone from the butter. I poured this over the broccoli and sprinkled with about a tablespoon of parmesean cheese. The broccoli has a very light lemon taste and was perfect. I will remember this and make again in the future.
(141)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
My husband 17 year old son and I liked this- and we're not big broccoli eaters. I used fresh broccoli steamed it until just done and then poured on the sauce stirred and let it sit for a few minutes. I did not use the full 1/4 tsp cayenne and I added garlic salt.
(92)
Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2005
Using frozen broccoli I ended up with a very soggy limp vegetable. Maybe it would have been better with fresh.
(47)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
I didn't use cayanne pepper instead I used lemon pepper. I cooked both carrots and fresh broccoli. It was very zesty and good.
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2006
Simple and excellent. I had a large lemon so only used half of its juice - which was a good decision. It was a perfect balance of flavors. A new favorite (except with my 8 y.o. daughter who likes broccoli plain).
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2006
This was pretty good. I too used fresh broccoli steamed it and poured the juice over the broccoli. It still needs a little bit something but I don't know what that is. Maybe I just didn't use enough salt. I can't help thinking a creamy lemon sauce would be good but I don't know how to make one.
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2006
So good...a nice twist on plain old broccoli. A quick and easy way to add some delicious color to your plate.
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
01/27/2006
This did not go over well with my family. A little too sour for us. Nobody would eat after their first piece. Sorry
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2006
Like Nance I steamed my broccoli just in water and then poured the sauce over. Everyone loved it and thanks!!
(15)