Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil. Add broccoli florets and cook for 2 - 3 minutes or slightly tender and bright green.
Use a slotted spoon to remove from boiling water and plunge into an ice bath.
Drain and gently pat dry.
Heat oil together in a skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook 3 minutes or until it becomes more tender. Add in garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.