Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oven Roasted Broccoli


(70/365) my favorite

I beseech you: please make this for dinner. Tonight. It’s really delicious, ever so healthy and super easy. The trifecta!

broccoli

I’m a huge broccoli fan, it must be said. I could eat it every day and be perfectly happy, but before last week (when I was camera-less!), I’d never even heard of roasting it! It’s quickly becoming my very favorite way to prepare it. During the roasting process some sort of alchemy happens in that hot oven, making the florets even more delicious than they were to begin with. They stay crunchy and crispy, more like fresh, but slightly caramelized in flavor. And the roasted garlic? Just puts it over the top.

roasted broccoli

So far I’ve tried it on pizza (with homemade alfredo sauce!) and baked potato, but the possibilities are endless. I bet it would be awesome with chicken, or even shrimp.

roasted broccoli

Oven Roasted Broccoli
adapted from Epicurious

1 1/4 pounds broccoli crowns, cut into florets (about 8 cups)
4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
Large pinch of dried crushed red pepper

Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss broccoli and 4 tablespoons oil in large bowl to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to baking sheet. Roast 15 minutes. Stir remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, garlic, and red pepper in small bowl. Drizzle garlic mixture over broccoli; toss to coat. Roast until broccoli is beginning to brown, about 8 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

94 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, this is one of favorite side dishes!

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  2. OK. I promise you what: next time I'm at the store, I am grabbing me some broccoli and doing this. Looks soooo good. I am a fan of roasted just-about-anything. And broccoli is so good for you!

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  3. looooove roasted broccoli. especially with a squeeze of lemon. :)

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  4. Totally sold me... especially when you said "I beseech you", ha

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  5. I have meant to roast my broccoli! You have inspired me tremendously with this post/

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  6. This is the only way I can eat broccoli. I have also added a teaspoon or so of sugar which is really tasty!

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  7. I had roasted broccoli over couscous the other night. So good but I had roasted them with bits of green onion which got so charred-crispy-delicious. I'll bet that garlic is just as good.

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  8. I just recently found a recipe very similar to this, but you toss the broc. with lemon zest and a little lemon juice right before serving. Seriously, you will love this EVEN more if you try it with the lemon! I promise!

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  9. Oh, I just love oven roasted vegetables and broccoli is one of my favorites.

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  10. I ate this nearly every night for a stretch last spring, then I forgot about it (I have NO idea why!) and made it again last night. MAN, if there's a surefire way to eat more than your fill of broccoli, this is it. I mean I love the stuff in any form, but it's downright addictive when roasted!

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  11. I love, love, love broccoli and especially cooked this way! ♥

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  12. Lovely, lovely words & photos. As a child I did not particularly like broccoli, and I still don't really like it raw; but cooked. That's another matter. This looks delicious.

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  13. Mmm, roasted broccoli. So glad your camera is fixed! Food always seems to be at its best in it's most simple form.

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  14. Love roasted broccoli and cauliflower!! I'll try adding red pepper flakes next time!

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  15. You have to try roasted broccoli with a squeeze of lemon! Delicious! :D

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  16. Only you could make broccoli look good! I love it and am really looking forward to trying this recipe.

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  17. Those look really good! We just got back from Ko, They fried broccoli crumbs and paired them with corned beef. It has put me in the mood for more Broccoli. Thanks for posting this!

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  18. I adore roasted broccoli - and your idea of topping a pizza with it sounds wonderful! And alfredo sauce, well, that just speaks for itself. I also recently tried roasting cabbage, which I was a bit nervous about at first, but it turned out to be awesome, especially drizzled with a bit of homemade roasted tomato salsa.

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  19. Mmmm roasted veggies are my favorite! There's something about roasting them that brings out their best. Have you tried roasting red peppers? So yummy!

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  20. This looks very nutritious and delicious. Well done.

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  21. I came to see your pretty pictures. Beautiful as always!

    Laura

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  22. This is one of my favorite ways to make broccoli! So yummy! And when you sprinkle on a bit of Parmesan cheese? Oh, man.

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  23. Love roasted broccoli, and especially cauliflower. Topped with some shaved manchego, or maybe a dusting of seasoned browned bread crumbs and I could have vegetable overload any day of the week!

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  24. I have all of these ingredients at home! I am making this TONIGHT. Sounds delicious! Thanks so much for the idea....how come we never thought of this before?

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  25. I have never seen such a pretty photo of broccoli!

    This looks so good....and so easy! We will be trying this soon!

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  26. Had this at a restaurant a few years ago and I agree. It's simple but delicious.

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  27. Welcome back!

    There is another roasted broccoli recipe that should be on epicurious (it was a Gourmet magazine recipe) that has a generous amount of lemon juice in it. It takes roasted broccoli to a whole new level. I'll have to try this one too. I like that this one is a little spicy!

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  28. Roasting broccoli makes it Sooooo good! Great photos as always!

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  29. This looks delicious! I love your blog, gorgeous pictures!

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  30. Yum! My husband is such a broccoli fan. He thanks you.

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  31. This is a staple in my house! Sometimes I add parmesan cheese to it to make it extra delicious!

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  32. PS-I tried the Hearty Chicken & Vegetable soup you posted recently! We LOVE it! :)

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  33. yes to squeezing lemon on the broccoli right out of the oven! its delicious. i also like seasoning it with roasted pumpkin seeds or eden seaweed gomasio mix.

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  34. We just had a party at the bar where this recipe originally came from. They call it "Blasted Broccoli" and I think it's one of the most delicious things ever. I also love broccoli - I could eat a giant amount of it steamed every single day. But this is a fun and more interesting way to have it.

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  35. I love oven roasted broccoli too, but what I love even more is oven roasted cauliflower. I don't normally eat cauliflower, but roasting it makes all the difference!

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  36. You must try roasting cauliflower with olive oil and capers. To.Die.For.

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  37. Sorry you were camera-less. I missed your new posts. Glad you posted the broccoli recipe. I am going to try it soon.

    LisaDay

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  38. I learned from the Barefoot Contessa a while ago that roasting vegetables is where it's at! You can turn the vegetable haters around :) I roast in the winter and grill in the summer. Your broccoli looks so delicious. Glad your camera is fixed!

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  39. love roasted broccoli! also, cauliflower with red pepper flakes...yum!

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  40. I'm inspired to give it a try; I love broccoli recipes. 101 cookbooks has a recipe for broccoli salad with a great peanuty dressing that you may like too!

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  41. Love broccoli anyway but roasted is especially yummy.
    ~ingrid

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  42. Roasted broccoli is one of my favorites... Yours looks wonderful. Great pictures, as always.

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  43. I've made this 3 times since reading this. SO delicious! Thank you! :)

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  44. I tried roasting broccoli recently and it was amazing. Why did it take me so long??? Your pictures are GORGEOUS-- as usual :)

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  45. Yum! Wow what a great idea... I had never heard of that either, so will give it a try for sure. I really enjoy your blog by the way, you always make me feel inspired, and hungry!
    :)

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  46. Hannah let me just say I have made your No Knead French Bread, Apple Streusel Bars, and am making this broccoli this afternoon! Everything I have tried from your blog has been fantastic. You have so much talent and I love looking at your blog!

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  47. Just finished eating my roasted broccoli! Thanks for the recipe! They were delicious!

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  48. that looks delish!

    you know what else is super yummy AND good for you? Roasted Kale! mmmm...

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  49. I have to say, I detest broccoli. That is until I tried roasting it... divine! I was always so used to broccoli being rubbery and well, just boring!

    I roast mine with a little cumin and chili powder. I could probably eat it for every meal.

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  50. not only i have that same plate from anthropologie, im roasting brocolli 2moro nite!

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  51. So I made this broccoli recipe over the weekend....very good! I was pleasantly surprised because I don't eat broccoli that often. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. So I made this recipe over the weekend, it was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised because I don't eat brocoli too often. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. We had roasted broccoli for the very first time at the Black Bottle in Seattle. Blew me away. Completely. It's amazing what a bit of caramelization does for humble spears of broccoli. Of course, putting this on pizza is pretty inspired!

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  54. I just wanted to tell you that I tried your Zucchini Cheddar Bread over the weekend and love it! I never knew Savory Zucchini Bread could be so good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  55. Hannah,
    I really don't like cooking but I really love reading your blog! Thanks for the pretty posts!
    Ashleigh

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  56. Hubby's favorite veggie is steamed broccoli and I can never have enough garlic so this sounds like a winning recipe for both of us. Will definitely give it a try!

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  57. It's absolutely fantastic with some pine nuts thrown in and some lemon juice/zest and parmesan added after it comes out of the oven, so tasty!

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  58. http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_wednesday_chef/2009/01/melissa-clarks-roasted-broccoli-with-shrimp.html

    We eat this at least twice a month. Pretty adaptable too. Also good with brussel sprouts!

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  59. I keep meaning to make this broccoli. I imagine it would be a great hit at our house.

    And that pie pan is THE perfect shade of blue. :)

    Sign me up!

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  60. oh man, i roast broccoli so often that my husband laughs at me when he comes home from work and smells it in the oven! so good!!

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  61. I've been doing this for a few years and it's the only way to go!! Carrots and cauliflower also roast extremely well!

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  62. I've been besought(?). This was sooo good, thanks!

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  63. The broccoli is in the oven right now and it smells amazing. I'm pretty pumped about the outcome!

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  64. I adore roasted broccoli. I think I could eat it with every meal.

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  65. i just made this tonight and it's fantastic. thanks for posting it!

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