Remove the florets, then peel and dice the stems of:
2 pounds broccoli
Steam or boil until barely tender, then drain. If not finishing the dish until later, cool the broccoli under cold running water. Heat in a large skillet
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
Add and cook, stirring over medium heat until their aromas are released;2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
2 good pinches of red pepper flakes or 1 small dried chili pepper crumbled
Add the broccoli and cook until heated through and tender, 3 to 4 minutes longer.Season with;
Salt and ground pepper to taste