Sauteed Broccolini with Calabrian Chilis and Garlic is the perfect spicy side dish for your next dinner!
I love sauteeing broccolini with garlic and chili. I used to always use chili flakes but recently I discovered Calabrian chilis packed in olive oil. They’re spicy but also a little tangy and acidic. They complement the broccolini and garlic perfectly!
Calabrian Chilis have become more widely available at grocery stores. I’ve seen them at Whole Foods recently. If you can’t find them at your local store you can order them here → Calabrian Chilis
Broccolini with Calabrian Chilis and Garlic
- 1 lb broccolini
- 2 whole Calabrian chilis, rough chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Trim the rough ends off the broccolini and drop them into the water. Simmer the broccolini for one minute then remove it from the pot and place it directly into an ice bath. Once the broccolini is completely cool remove it from the ice bath and place on a clean dish towel. Gently pat dry with the towel to absorb excess water.
- Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Pour the olive oil into the pan along with the garlic. Saute the garlic until golden brown and aromatic then add the chilis and broccolini. Saute the broccoli with the garlic and chili for about two minutes until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately!