Cut the broccoli into 1 1/2-inch florets and reserve the stalks. Peel the stalks and cut them into 1/4-inch-thick slices. In a large pot of salted water, cook the broccoli until crisp-tender. Drain and refresh the broccoli under cold running water.
When ready to serve, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the chili flakes and saute for 30 seconds more. Add the broccoli and saute over high heat, tossing until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt. Serve immediately.
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