Sunday, July 22, 2012

Broccoli Side Dish

Every Saturday or Sunday Mr Kitten and I get loads of veg for snacks through out the week. Last week we grabbed one too many bags of broccoli. I hate wasting food, so tonight he steamed some tilapia (salt, pepper, paprika, and basil) and I cooked up the broccoli.

1 pack of prepared broccoli
1 Tablespoon of butter
About 2 tablespoons of water
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
A couple pinches red pepper flakes

In the butter saute garlic for a couple minutes. Add water and broccoli. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cover for 10 to 15 minutes. You want the veg to still be sort of firm but not raw. And that's it!

If I had nutmeg on hand, I'd've added a dash of that too. Nutmeg really adds something delightful to green veg. Also, if you don't have broccoli on hand, spinach or mustard greens would work just as well.

So, no recipes on here yet. I'll get to work on that later this week. I have been thinking of new and exciting meals the past couple days. Being from Texas, I love Tex-Mex (or as we call it there, 'food') and Indian cuisine is my ultimate comfort food. So why not combine cuisines?! They use a lot of the same spices so I think I could come up with a few delicious Tex-Mex Indian dishes. Maybe a curried pork quesadilla or tacos?