Bellaverde (sweet stem broccoli)

11:45 am on 7 October 2013


  • 1 bunch of bellaverde (sweet stem broccoli)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper


Blanch the bellaverde in a large pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water.

Melt butter in a large sauté pan. Add the lemon zest and garlic and stir.

Drain the bellaverde and add it to the garlic mixture and heat for 2 minutes.

Add the lemon juice, half teaspoon of salt and pepper, toss well before serving.

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