A classic side with some heat. Depending on how heavy you go on the garlic and red pepper, this dish that may scare away the vampires. Maybe not the best dish for V-day but a great one any other time.
8 oz. broccoli
1/3 cup water
1.5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a deep skillet. Cover and steam over medium-high for 5 minutes, checking every minute to make sure the water is not all gone as you do not want to burn the garlic.
2. Remove lid, season with salt and enjoy. If the broccoli is not tender, add a touch more water and saute another minute.