Broccoli With Creamy Feta Sauce


2 tablespoons minced onion

3 tablespoons butter, melted

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried whole dillweed

4 cups broccoli flowerets

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Lemon zest (optional)


Saute onion in 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until tender. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add half-and-half; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice and dillweed. Cover and keep warm.

Arrange broccoli in a vegetable steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer broccoli to a serving dish; drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Spoon sauce evenly over broccoli. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

Yield: 4 (1 cup) servings

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