Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Roasted Broccoli

Um, Holy Crap!! Whatever side dish you had planned for your dinner tonight, forget it. You want, no you NEED to make this! This is seriously the best way I have ever eaten broccoli, ever! And I like mybroccoli. When I found this recipe via Pinterest, it was labeled "The Best Broccoli of Your Life". Well, its hard to resist trying something that was labeled like that, so make it we did. And OH! It was awesome. Even after a 12 hour shift following a 24 hour shift, Joel woke up from his zombie-like state and said "Wow, this is really good! Whatever you did to it, it hit the nail on the head!" Yeah! He said that! A complete sentence!

I'm not sure I will ever be able to eat plain broccoli ever again...

Make it!

Roasted Broccoli (Amateur Gourmet, who adapted it from Ina Garten)

Preheat your oven to 425
Take 2 large bunches of broccoli and cut it into florets.
Wash them and dry them super thoroughly.
Put some tin foil on a lined cookie sheet.
Place your broccoli on the cookie sheet and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top, sprinkle with kosher salt and some black pepper to taste.
Slice 4 heads of garlic and place these on the cookie sheet, too.
Now toss it all together.
Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp tender and getting a bit brown on the tips.
Remove the pan from the oven and zest a lemon over the broccoli, followed by a squeeze of lemon juice.
Drizzle a little more olive oil on top, sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and toss.

Do you need more specific numbers than "a bit"? I'm pretty sure you should be able to eyeball it, but just in case, here you go:

4-5 pounds of broccoli
5 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1.5 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
zest and juice from 1 lemon


  1. oh I love love love roasted broccoli- no fuss big impact side! Gets me everytime!!

  2. Mmmm I love broccoli and this looks amazing! The addition of lemon juice sounds wonderful :)

  3. Hey!

    Looks good.

    I was reading a blog and saw your blog name and I thought I should visit it :D

  4. Ah I just tried it and gave you a shoutout on my blog. YUM!!

  5. YUM! I just made this last night and gave you a shoutout on my blog!


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