Monday, October 15, 2012


~ Can You Stay for Dinner?

2 heads broccoli, cut into florets and rounds
1 T. oil of your choice
1-1 1/2 t. salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lay broccoli pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Pour the oil into a small cup, dip a pastry brush into the oil, then brush each broccoli piece until lightly coated.  Sprinkle with salt.  Roast for 15-18 minutes or until broccoli tips have started to blacken and they can be easily pierced with a fork.  Makes two servings.

Notes: I have neither the time nor the desire to brush oil on each piece of broccoli. I put the oil and broccoli in the pan I'm roasting it in, then give it a good toss before adding salt (sometimes seasoned salt and sometimes pepper) and popping it in the oven. We've made it with peanut, sesame, olive, and vegetable oils. All are delicious, but sesame is my favorite.  We've also used cauliflower instead of broccoli and liked it. If you want to kick things up a notch, then try the one with plum sauce and sesame seeds or the one with panko and parmesan.

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