1 pound broccoli, stems peeled, then head cut into 2-inch-wide spears 1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Cook broccoli in a steamer rack over boiling water in a large wide pot, covered, until stems are just tender when pierced with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove steamer from pot and discard cooking water. Cool broccoli 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat butter in pot over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook almonds, stirring, until butter and nuts are golden and have a nutty aroma, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add broccoli and toss.
www.epicurious.com Serves 3-4 as a side dish