Steamed Broccoli with Toasted Pine Nuts
Side Dish Recipe with Parmesan Cheese

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I love this when the florets are cooked al dente (tender crisp). I like to sprinkle with toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil... yum! See more of my easy gourmet side dishes ideas with photographs for Dinner Parties

Broccoli Side Dish
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Prep Time: 10 min   Total Time: 10 min   Serves: 1


1/2 cup fresh broccoli
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon pine nuts, toasted
2 teaspoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
White truffle oil


Cut broccoli into florets; be sure to use the stems too, peel and cut them into matchstick pieces, put all into a steamer basket, cook until tender crisp. Drain, add salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with nuts, cheese, drizzle with truffle oil just before serving.

This is an easy delicious gourmet side dish to serve with the main entree.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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