Lemon Garlic Broccolini

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch broccolini, stem ends removed
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 lemon, zested
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Extra Virgin olive oil, if desired

METHOD:

In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of salt to a full boil. Add broccolini and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately immerse in a bowl of ice water.

In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in lemon zest and garlic.

Drain and add the broccolini to the lemon-garlic mixture. Cook until broccolini is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and gently toss to combine. Lightly drizzle with olive oil.

Serve warm.