Awesome Broccoli Marinara

    Awesome Broccoli Marinara

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    About this recipe: This is a great quick version of an Italian traditional side dish in our family all the way from Italy. You can use fresh tomatoes and Italian basil. However, as a mother of four, I opt for the quick method as I'm sure other parents of small ones can appreciate. The kids really love this dish too. Buon Appetito!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
    • 1 (430g) can diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, basil and olive oil
    • 450g broccoli florets
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

    Directions
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Pour in the tomatoes with their juices, and simmer until the liquid has reduced by about 1/2. Place the broccoli on top of the tomatoes, and season with a little salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Do not over cook the broccoli, it should be a vibrant green. Pour into a serving dish, and toss to blend with the sauce before serving.
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    I did not have the specified canned tomatoes, so I used about 1/4 cup fresh basil and 2 tbsp basalmic vinegar. Instead of serving it as a side dish, I tossed it with pasta, pine nuts and fresh romano cheese. My children and I loved it, my hubby thought it was okay but needed meat.  -  22 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Very good.I also added some red onion and served with Feta on top.You can add crumbled Feta a couple of minutes before serving so that it melts.  -  14 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    Ok... this is my new favorite sauce! I didn't have tomato sauce with the balsalmic vinegar and basil (didn't know they made such a thing) so I just added fresh basil and some balsalmic vinegar to the olive oil. I also added mushrooms to the mixture when I added the broccoli. I served this over cheese tortellini. It's just like a dish my husband orders at a nearby restaurant. Yum!  -  14 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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