Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground pepperto taste
6cupsbroccoli florets and 1-inch pieces of peeled stemabout 1 head broccoli
Red pepper flakesto finish, optional
In a medium skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over medium high heat, then add the garlic (1 teaspoon for a milder garlicky flavor, 2 teaspoons for a full-on garlicky flavor) and swish it around for about 30 seconds until you can smell it. Add the broccoli and stir and toss to coat with the oil. Season with salt and pepper, add 1/4 cup of water, cover the pan, and steam until the water is evaporated and the broccoli is tender. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes if desired. Serve hot.