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Broccoli Florets in Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

Broccoli Florets in Lemon Basil Cream Sauce

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It's so easy to transform broccoli into an elegant side dish...serve it with this quick-cooking, flavorful sauce.

serves 4 people

Ingredients

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  • 1

    lemon

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/2

    small onion, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 2

    tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1

    dash turmeric

  • 1 1/4

    cups half and half

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1

    package (14 ounces) baby frozen broccoli florets, prepared according to package directions

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How to Make It

Grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from the lemon.
Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
Add the flour and turmeric to the saucepan and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually stir in the half-and-half, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil and white pepper.  Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.  Spoon the sauce over the broccoli.
Step 1

Grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from the lemon.

Step 2

Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Add the flour and turmeric to the saucepan and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Gradually stir in the half-and-half, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil and white pepper.  Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.  Spoon the sauce over the broccoli.

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