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Grilled Broccolini

Brocollini is one of my favorite vegetables to grill. The thinner stalks allow it to cook evenly, allowing for a char on the tops and a tender-crisp stalk. I love the simple flavors of garlic, chili and lemon in this recipe. This Grilled Brocollini side dish couldn’t be any easier and it’s always a big hit. 

Ingredients:

1 pound broccolini

4 Tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 lemon 

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Olive oil 

Maldon or other coarse sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse the brocollini and pat dry.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the broccolini with 4 Tablespoons of olive oil, minced garlic, salt and crushed red pepper.
  4. Cit the lemon in half widthwise and lightly brush some olive oil on the flesh.
  5. Place the broccolini on the grill perpendicular to the grill bars.
  6. Place the lemon halves on the grill flesh side down.
  7. Grill the broccolini for 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness, flipping with tongs.
  8. Place the broccolini on a platter and drizzle some olive oil over it.
  9. Add the pine nuts and lemon juice from the grilled lemon and sprinkle with coarse salt.
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