Spicy Chopped Broccoli

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Anchovies and red-pepper flakes add a spicy twist to this broccoli side dish.


  • 1 head broccoli (1 ¼ pounds), stem trimmed and peeled

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 well-rinsed anchovies (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)

  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Starting with flower end of broccoli, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add anchovies and red-pepper flakes. Cook, mashing anchovies with a wooden spoon, about 1 minute.

  3. Raise heat to medium. Add broccoli; season with salt and ground pepper. Cook, stirring often, until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water. Simmer, covered, until broccoli is tender, 4 to 5 minutes more.

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