2 tablespoons coarsely chopped shallots or onion
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
7 cups broccoli florets
1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed, if desired
Melt butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, 4-6 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden brown. (Butter will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat; stir in shallots, garlic and vinegar. Set aside.
Place all remaining ingredients except water and sesame seed in 12-inch deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add water; reduce heat to medium. Cover; continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisply tender. Remove from heat.
Stir browned butter mixture into broccoli. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seed, if desired.
Toasted sesame seed can be found in the ethnic (Asian) aisle of the supermarket. To toast your own, place seeds in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F, 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.