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Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic (Serves 6)

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2 tablespoons kosher salt
4 bunches broccolini (1½ pounds)
3 tablespoons good olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced

In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water and the salt to a boil. Remove and discard the bottom third of the broccolini stems. If some stems are very thick, cut them in half lengthwise.

When the water comes to a full boil, add the broccolini, return to a boil, and cook over high heat for 2 minutes, until the stalks are crisp tender. Drain and immediately immerse the broccolini in a large bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking. Drain in a colander and set aside.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan. Add the garlic and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes. Add the broccolini and stir until heated through.