Broccoli in Lemon Butter Sauce

Imagine watching Cinderella and Cinderella’s Prince living through every version of their stories, one by one: Ella Enchanted and the Rogers and Hammerstein version and the Disney cartoon version and the Native American one that was partially in American Sign Language and Into the Woods.

 

Except in every single one, they are both possessed by Tom Riddle’s diary, and Tom Riddle doesn’t have a fairytale, so they just have to find something from an entirely unfamiliar story like a basilisk fang or the sword of Godric Gryffindor.

 

And they CAN, they finally fight off Tom Riddle! But when the ashes settle, they’re no longer in the same story together.

 

The beautiful and brave girl in one reality, not sure which reality the Handsome Prince ended up in.

 

But let me tell you right now, that if there’s someone you miss (regardless of whether you’re in a fairytale or not), this is the perfect recipe to make when you see them next. Impossible to mess up, this dish goes with honestly any protein and every carbohydrate. And I can’t promise it’ll make Prince Christopher fall in love with you – after all, you’re not Julie Andrews – but I guarantee it will make them fall in love with butter.

 

Broccoli in Lemon-Butter Sauce

 

Rinse off the broccoli and cut it into same-size pieces.

 

Boil the water with the steamer basket in a large pot. When it has just come to a boil, add the broccoli (2 or 3 crowns), and cook for approximately 3 minutes until just cooked through and fork-tender.

Take the steamer basket out of the water. Discard the water carefully in the sink, preferably without burning yourself, and put the pot back on the stove. (Don’t turn on the heat yet.) Add 1 to 2 tbsp butter and several generous squeezes of lemon.

 

Turn the heat all the way down to low and add back the broccoli and cook over low for 5 minutes, or longer if you need to keep it warm until the rest of the meal is ready.

 

Enjoy!

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