Sicilian Broccoli

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By Merry White

Published 1974

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Broccoli is fast becoming one of my favorite vegetables. It must be slightly undercooked, however, to be good at all. I think most vegetables should be undercooked. Parboil this ahead of time, and reheat briefly with oil, wine, and garlic. This is good as a first course, or a separate vegetable course.


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Wash and drain the broccoli. In a large pot, parboil it in a large amount of water for 4 to 5 minutes. Immediately drain the large amount of water over it, and set aside until serving time.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok [or two] and sauté the garlic, being careful not to burn it. Add the wine, salt, and pepper and boil until the wine reduces by about one-half. Just before