Broccolini with Pecan Butter Sauce

Broccolini with Pecan Butter Sauce

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Broccolini is a vegetable that looks like broccoli, only skinnier and longer, and has a sweet and tender taste with a bit of a broccoli-like bite. Try it raw, steamed or grilled and drizzled with olive oil as a wonderful side dish.


  • 2 -1/2 pounds broccolini (about 4 bunches)
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 2 medium finely chopped shallots
  • 1-1/2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt


  1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Add the broccolini to the hot water and boil for 2 minutes. Remove the broccolini with a slotted spoon and blot dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large sauté pan, melt some butter over medium-high heat until just beginning to bubble. Saute the shallots, garlic and pecans for approximately 6 minutes; the shallots will become soft and the butter will be browned.
  3. Toss the broccolini into the sauté pan and gently mix with the other ingredients, stirring frequently for 7 minutes.
  4. Remove the broccolini from the pan and place in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.


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