Broccoli with Garlic and Hot Pepper (Broccoli Strascinati)

  • Serves

    serves 2-4


This Roman dish, which pairs beautifully with pork chops, can be made with regular broccoli, broccoli rabe, or romanesco. Dana Bowen, our executive editor, compiled a comprehensive roundup of traditional Roman side dishes, or contorni, in our April 2010 issue.


  • 14 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch (about 1 lb.) broccoli, stemmed and cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 12 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • Kosher salt, to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli; cook, turning occasionally, until lightly browned, 6–8 minutes. Sprinkle in 2 tbsp. water; add garlic; cook until golden, 2–3 minutes. Add chile; cook until toasted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt.

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