Are you looking for a new vegetable to add to your cooking repertoire? If so, then you should definitely give broccolini a try! In this article, I will instruct you on how to cook broccolini in 4 different ways.

1. How To Cook Broccolini on Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)

Instructions

Prepare the broccolini by trimming off any tough ends and removing any large leaves. Rinse the broccolini under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute, or until the garlic becomes fragrant.

Add the broccolini to the skillet and toss to coat it evenly with the garlic butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Increase the heat to medium-high and sauté the broccolini for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes tender-crisp. Continuously toss and stir the broccolini to ensure even cooking and to prevent the garlic from burning.

Once the broccolini is cooked to your desired level of tenderness, remove the skillet from the heat.

Transfer the sautéed broccolini to a serving dish and drizzle any remaining garlic butter from the skillet over the top.

Serve the sautéed broccolini as a delicious side dish alongside your main course.

2. How To Cook Broccolini in Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccolini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder

Instructions

Rinse broccolini thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris then drain. Next, trim the ends off of the spears and cut the spears into bite-sized pieces.

Preheat your oven to 400 ° F ( 200 ° C )

Cut the broccolini into bite-size pieces then add them to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and mix well

Spread out seasoned broccolini on a baking sheet with foil. In a single layer, without overlapping

Roast for 10-12 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender and slightly browned. Transfer your broccolini to a plate and serve immediately.

Another option is to boil broccolini for 3-4 minutes before roasting it. This will help ensure that it cooks evenly and doesn’t get too dry.

3. How To Cook Broccolini in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccolini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder

Instructions

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. ( 200 ° C )

Rinse broccolini thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris then drain. Next, trim the ends off of the spears and cut the spears into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl, add broccolini pieces, olive oil, salt, and black pepper powder then mix well

Place the seasoned broccolini in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

Air fry for 8-10 minutes until the broccoli is crispy and tender, shaking the basket halfway through

Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish.

how to cook broccolini in the air fryer

4. How To Cook Broccolini in Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Rinse the broccolini under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Trim off any tough ends, leaving the florets and tender stems intact.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, and lemon zest. Mix well to incorporate the flavors.

Place the broccolini in a large bowl and drizzle the olive oil mixture over it. Toss the broccolini gently to ensure it is evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. Then season the broccolini with salt and pepper to taste.

Next, carefully place the broccolini on the preheated grill, arranging the stalks perpendicular to the grill grates to prevent them from falling through.

Grill the broccolini for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it becomes tender and charred. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning, as cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the broccolini stalks.

Once the broccolini is grilled to perfection, remove it from the grill and transfer it to a serving platter. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the grilled broccolini, if desired, for an extra layer of flavor.

Serve the grilled broccolini as a side dish or appetizer.

Now, you know how to cook broccolini in 4 different ways! I hope after reading this article you can confidently cook broccolini deliciously at home. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Good luck

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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