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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Recipe: My Favorite Broccoli

Serves 4

- 1 pound broccoli

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- ½ teaspoon salt

- 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

- 2 teaspoons water

- 1 medium clove garlic, minced

1. Trim broccoli and cut into florets. Put in a colander and rinse well. (Do not pat dry.)

2. Put olive oil, salt and crushed pepper flakes into a heavy skillet and place over medium heat. When hot, add broccoli, cover and cook 2 minutes. (Turn heat to medium-low if necessary to keep broccoli from browning.) Stir in water and garlic. Cover and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until just tender. Serve the broccoli hot or cold.

Data per serving:

Calories 101

Protein 2.88g

Fat 7.88g

Carbohydrates 6.79g

Sodium 325mg

Saturated fat 1.05g

Monounsaturated fat 5.55g

Polyunsaturated fat 0.79g

Cholesterol 0mg

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