Heat oil in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add your broccoli and garlic. Toss After about three minutes, the garlic will become fragrant and begin to brown. Be careful not to burn it.
Add butter and season with salt. Stir as the butter melts. Turn the heat down to simmer. Cover and cook as the broccoli steams for about four to five more minutes. Stir occasionally as your broccoli becomes bright green and tender, but still a bit crispy.Serve and enjoy.
Your broccoli will shrink so four cups of raw broccoli will yield about three cups when cooked.
Today, I have cut florets for this recipe. You can cut your pieces two or three inches long with the stems if you prefer. It's best to cut all the pieces into similar sizes so they cook evenly.
Need to make this dairy-free? No problem. I haven’t tried this myself, but instead of butter, use a dairy-free butter substitute like Earth Balance.
If you like it a little spicy, sprinkle on some red pepper flakes. Yum.