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Quick Broccoli with Lemon Sauce

"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 (1-1/4 cups sauce)

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 zest. Drain broccoli; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 76 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • cee-jay
    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.

  • lurky27
    Oct 15, 2010

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

  • rynetytrev
    Nov 11, 2009

    a great twist on serving broccoli