Broccolini is a more delicate version of its larger cousin, broccoli (which is just fine to use in this recipe if you can’t find broccolini). The entire stalk is edible, and there’s no need to trim it.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until softened, about 1 minute, taking care not to let it get any color. Add the olives and capers and cook for 1 minute more. Add the broccolini and toss to coat. If the broccolini was cooked ahead, keep tossing until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
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I tried this becasue my family enjoys broccolini and the combination of olives, garlic and capers sounded good.However, the flavor combination was only fair, did not do much to enhance the broccolini, and created two dirty pots and pans besides. A simple way to prepare broccolini is to toss it with olive oil, coarse salt, lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a dash of lemon pepper, then roast it (even in a toaster oven) for about 15 minutes at 450. Easy and tasty.
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