Broccolini with Pancetta and Parmesan

From Cook's Country | December/January 2013

Why this recipe works:

Milder and more delicate than broccoli, thin stalks of broccolini lend themselves to quick cooking. A hybrid sauté-steam method ensures tender florets, and using a Dutch oven instead of a skillet gives the broccolini plenty of room to cook down. Splitting the thicker stems, which can sometimes… read more

Milder and more delicate than broccoli, thin stalks of broccolini lend themselves to quick cooking. A hybrid sauté-steam method ensures tender florets, and using a Dutch oven instead of a skillet gives the broccolini plenty of room to cook down. Splitting the thicker stems, which can sometimes be tough and woody, allows them to cook evenly. Meaty pancetta, sharp Parmesan, and a pinch of red pepper flakes give this green vegetable an Italian twist.

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Serves 4

If you can’t find pancetta, use bacon. Don’t split the broccolini stems if they are already very thin.

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