Saturday, February 16, 2008

Garlicky Roasted Broccoli

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 450ยบ. 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

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