I especially like to serve this fragrant broccoli alongside a dish that will not compete with its flavors, such a Mushroom Quiche.

SERVES 4

1 bunch broccoli

3 tablespoons olive oil

6 cloves garlic, chopped

ВЅ teaspoon dried basil

ВЅ cup dry white wine

  1. Cut the broccoli florets into bite-size pieces. Peel the stalks (if you wish) and cut them into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Do not let it brown. Add the broccoli and basil, and saut for 7 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  3. Add the wine and toss; then cover the skillet and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender yet still crunchy. Spoon into a warm serving dish and pour over any remaining sauce. Serve immediately.