One way to architect happiness is to cook a dish so delightful, so utterly simple and so beautiful that it not only dazzles the tastebuds but also nourishes. Just like an unforgettable travel story this dish is mostly a personal concoction derived from a taste remembered. Long beach seafood, sometimes we are awed by the unlikeliest of places, does a take on this, it may not be on the menu but they’ll get it. Otherwise chef or not this is one strong recommendation to try your hand at.
In a gist, blanch the broccoli florets in extremely super bubbly boiling salt infused water. That is once the water is boiling hot, add the broccoli florets and turn off the heat. Cover the pan with a lid and let the broccoli blanch for about 8 minutes. Once done, drain the water. In a saucepan shallow fry the minced garlic with a tinge of salt for a couple of minutes and add the blanched florets before garlic turns brown. Stir-fry the broccoli with garlic for just a couple of minutes. Avoid overcooking!
Finally grate smoked cheese onto the cooked florets and turn off the heat allowing the cheese to melt slightly.
Broccoli florets – one broccoli cut up into florets
Minced garlic (quantity subject your love for the spice)
Water – enough to immerse all the florets
Salt – as per taste, a little at every turn
Smoked cheese (quantity subject to your love for cheese)
p.s. though very many cringe at the sight of this green vegetable, do set the perceptions aside and try this one marvellous dish of broccoli and garlic, one that competes with age old combinations like bread and butter or blue jeans and a white shirt!