Roasted Broccoli


Roasting any vegetable creates a caramelization, bringing a delicious unique aspect to the flavor of any fresh vegetables. One of my favorite way to cook broccoli recently is by oven roasting it. The cooking time is approximate as it depends on how fresh your broccoli is or how small the pieces are that you cut it into. Simply cook it until it is fork tender and golden brown.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli dish can be assembled in minutes, and is a great side dish for any meat or seafood dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Head Broccoli
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
  • 1 Teaspoon Finely Chopped Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 Fresh Red Chile Finely Chopped
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper To Taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the broccoli by cutting off the large florets.
  3. Place the florets on a large baking pan.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the broccoli.
  5. Bake until it is fork tender and golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.