I need a recipe
In my cookbook purge I donated my New York Times International book. I had not used it in years. Last night I found myself thinking about the Sicilian Broccoli from the book and now don't have the recipe. Does anyone have the book and will you share the recipe?
Check the title of your book. You book is "The New York Times Cookbook" by Craig Claiborne, published in 1990 (I believe it is a compilation of recipes from his columns that used to run in the weekly food section of the NYT). I also have this book. As opposed to "The New York Times International Cookbook" also by Craig Claiborne but not the same book, but many of the same recipes.
Here ya go:
1 bunch broccoli (about 2 lbs)
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp finely chopped shallots or green onions
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 tbsp AP flour
1 cup chicken stock
4 anchovies, finely chopped
1/2 cup sliced black olives, preferably imported
freshly ground black pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella or sharp cheddar cheese
Cook broccoli until tender.
Meanwhile, saute the shallots and garlic in butter for about 3 minutes, without browning. Stir in the flour, then whisk in the chicken stock. Simmer for five minutes until thickened. Add the remaining ingredients and pour over the hot drained broccoli.
The New York Times International Cookbook is one of my most treasured cookbooks, bought when I was a child (and an avid cook). My favorite recipes are for "Szechuan Shrimp" and "French Bread Pudding." I guess that's a very tangential comment to your inquiry, but janniecooks answered the question. Good luck!