Quick Broccoli with Lemon Sauce Recipe
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Quick Broccoli with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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"Enjoy this refreshing, delicious alternative to traditional cheese and brocolli. The lemon sauce is great over cauliflower, too!" Barbara Frasier, Fyffe, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh broccoli spears
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup broccoli with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, heat broth and butter until butter is melted. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in lemon juice and peel. Drain broccoli; serve with sauce. Yield: 10 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce).
Originally published as Broccoli with Lemon Sauce in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p14

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup broccoli with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

REMEMBER TO PLACE BROCOLLI IN A BOWL OF ICE WATER FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE COOKING. THIS STEP WILL ALLOW BROCOLLI TO RETAIN A DARK GREEN COLOR WHEN COOKING.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

This was okay...didn't seem to yield much sauce.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

a great twist on serving broccoli

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008
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