Thursday, July 26, 2012

Balsamic Bacon Broccoli

Have broccoli in your fridge?  Tired of steamed, bland side dishes?  Then get that bright green veggie out of your fridge, now.  Seriously.  If this doesn't appease the veggie averse, or spice up the typical veggie blahs, I'm not quite sure what else will work...

the recipe is my own

serves 2-3

The Ingredients:
4 strips of bacon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets
1 broccoli stem, cut into coins
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

The Process:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, fry up the bacon unto crispy.  Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving the dripping in the pan.

Add the garlic and onions; saute until fragrant and tender, 2-3 minutes.  Add the broccoli, vinegar, water and red pepper flakes.  Cover and steam until the broccoli is tender and vibrant green,  adding more water as necessary.

Chop up the bacon and add it to the skillet.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve hot.

The Review:
Fast, easy, bacon-y and full of veggies.  Yum.

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