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Broccoli With Toasted Salted Pecans

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Broccoli With Toasted Salted Pecans is a delicious recipe which you will love to serve to your friends and family. This is something which I tried on my last weekend party and it was a great hit. So, why don you try the same and share your experience with us!
  Broccoli/2 (10-oz.) pkgs. frozen broccoli spears 2 Pound
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pecan halves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Wash, trim and cut 1 large bunch fresh broccoli into spears.
Place in 1 inch boiling salted water and cook, covered, over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender or, prepare 2 [10-oz.] pkgs. frozen broccoli spears according to directions.
Drain well and place attractively on serving platter.
Keep warm.
Meanwhile, make a lemon sauce by blending 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/2 cup each chicken broth and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Stir in 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind and 14 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Pour sauce over broccoli.
Top with 1/2 cup pecan halves, which have been sauteed in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and sprinkled with 1 teaspoon salt.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1078 Calories from Fat 527

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g96%

Saturated Fat 12.1 g60.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg10.8%

Sodium 3040.4 mg126.7%

Total Carbohydrates 124 g41.4%

Dietary Fiber 31.4 g125.7%

Sugars 36.8 g

Protein 33 g65.8%

Vitamin A 121.8% Vitamin C 1459.5%

Calcium 49.6% Iron 47.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Broccoli With Toasted Salted Pecans Recipe