To go with our dinner tonight, I picked up some fresh broccoli (trying to have more side dishes in our repertoire) and threw together this easy recipe from Food & Wine. It was very yummy and we liked the spiciness of the red pepper. This is a great go-to side dish because everything except the broccoli is stuff we'd typically have on-hand. Except the lemon wedges, but I think that's a stupid addition to the recipe anyway. Make-again!
Garlicky Roasted Broccoli
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into long spears
2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat oven to 450º. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the olive oil, garlic, ginger, salt and crushed red pepper. Spread the broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet and rost in the upper third of the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender and browned in spots. Serve with lemon wedges.
Yield: 4 servings