This is a great side dish & it has become a holiday tradition in my family. It is a perfect match with a prime rib meal. This dish can easily be converted to a main dish by adding fettuccine & beef medallions. Also quite good with shrimp.
1Using a a medium size sauce pan, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add garlic & saute, stirring frequently. Add flour to create a roux & continue stirring until golden in color.
2Using a whisk, stir in cream & blend until smooth. Add fresh grated nutmeg & cracked pepper. Increase heat to boil, whisking sauce until completely free of lumps & sauce is velvety smooth. Reduce heat to a simmer, allowing sauce to thicken while stirring. Remove pan from heat, add gorgonzola & continue whisking until the sauce is creamy smooth.
3Stir in steamed broccoli florets, making sure to coat evenly. Salt to taste. Serve immediately while hot. ENJOY!
4ALTERNATE FINISH: transfer contents of sauce pan to a casserole or baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs & crumbled gorgonzola & bake, uncovered at 350* for 15-20 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.