Sautéed Garlic Broccolini

🥦🧄 Elevate your veggie game with Sautéed Garlic Broccolini! 🍳🔥 This vibrant side dish is healthy and a flavourful addition to any meal! 😍🌿 Sautéed Garlic Broccolini is a delicious and nutritious side dish made with tender broccolini cooked to perfection in butter-infused oil. A flavourful green vegetable delight.

Broccolini has quickly become one of my favourite vegetables, thanks to its vibrant colour and delicate flavour. Recently, my daughter successfully grew her own broccolini crop at our backyard, and we were rewarded with an abundance of this delicious vegetable. With the freshly harvested broccolini in hand, I decided to whip up a simple yet incredibly satisfying dish: Sautéed Garlic Broccolini. Join me as I share the recipe and my experience with this delightful side dish.

Broccolini, often hailed as broccoli’s cousin, brings a unique twist to the table. Its slender stalks and small florets make it an attractive addition to any plate. What makes broccolini even more appealing is its simplicity in preparation, allowing its natural flavours to shine through.

Sautéed Garlic Broccolini is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking. The tender yet vibrant green broccolini, combined with the rich flavours of garlic and butter, creates a dish that will never disappoint. Drizzled with a homemade Chinese style oyster sauce, this delightful side dish brings an element of umami and complements the natural sweetness of the broccolini. Whether enjoyed alongside a hearty main course or as a standalone veggie treat, Sautéed Garlic Broccolini is sure to tantalize your taste buds and become a favourite addition to your recipe repertoire.

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Sautéed Garlic Broccolini

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Freestyle


Sautéed Garlic Broccolini is a delicious and nutritious side dish made with tender broccolini cooked to perfection in butter-infused oil. A flavourful green vegetable delight.





  • 1 large bunch Broccolini
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced

Oyster Sauce



  1. Begin by rinsing the Broccolini under cool water and shaking off the excess moisture. Trim about half an inch from the bottom of the Broccolini stems.
  2. In a cold skillet over low heat, add the minced garlic and butter. Allow the pan to gradually heat up, letting the garlic warm through and sizzle slowly. Stir the garlic towards the middle and end of the cooking process to ensure even browning. This typically takes around 8-10 minutes. Once golden brown, remove the garlic from the skillet, setting it aside while leaving the melted butter in the pan.
  3. Add the Broccolini to the pan and increase the heat to medium-low. Toss the Broccolini frequently, allowing it to turn bright green and become tender. This should take approximately 6-8 minutes.

Oyster Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and cornstarch, mixing until the cornstarch dissolves.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients for the oyster sauce, turning the stove to medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, allowing it to thicken for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.


  1. Drizzle the prepared oyster sauce over the sautéed Broccolini, ensuring it is evenly coated.
  2. Sprinkle the toasted garlic over the dish for an added burst of flavour.
  3. Serve the Sautéed Garlic Broccolini as a delightful side dish


6 Responses

  1. Eha says:

    Yes, yes, yes!!! you did not have to ask, did you ! How can you cook it another way 😉 ?

  2. They look crispy and fresh!

  3. suituapui says:

    I’d love it just stir-fried with garlic, no need for all the sauces. Very nice already. We call it “ching chao” meaning plain fried.

  4. Such a wonderful dish packed with simple yet flavourful profile! Give me some crusty bread, and I can easily enjoy the broccolini as a main course 🙂

  5. Hannah says:

    It’s funny- I never think to buy broccolini on my own, and it very rarely comes up in recipes. I tend to think it’s too tough compared to regular broccoli, but it does look so elegant and delicious here. I’ll have to give it another shot.

  6. That is so cool that your daughter grew broccolini in the backyard! I’ve never tried broccolini, but we did grow broccoli once. It was much easier to just buy broccoli in the store. Haha. I’ll have to try broccolini now though! And the garlic butter here is just a classic!

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