Saturday, February 6, 2016

Broccoli and Mushrooms

Side Dish of Sauteed Broccoli and Mushrooms

We often concentrate on the main course of a meal as the most important component of our meal. I find it nice sometimes to make my vegetable side dish extra flavourful to bring my meal up a few notches. This particular dinner was on an average busy day when I was tired and wanted to make a quick and easy meal. I made boiled baby potatoes and chicken breasts baked in the oven, seasoned with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning. Very simple. But I wanted the meal to come up a level. So I prepped my broccoli and mushrooms to be sauteed.

2 cups of broccoli cut into equal size florets
2 cups of white mushrooms sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 of a red onion, chopped
1/2 cup of chicken broth
2 tbsp olive oil

Add olive oil to a large saute pan. Heat over medium high. Add red onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute for another 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and the chicken broth and cook until the broccoli are soft. Do not burn the garlic, as this will make it bitter.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 

This is a very simple dish but the flavours of a sauteed vegetable served with a meal rather than the usual boiled or steamed fare is just so nice.