Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

***Broccoli...it's one of those veggies that you probably hated as a kid. I know that I did! My tastes have changed so much...even within the last 2 years! Ingredients that I never really liked before are finding their way into my grocery cart and then eventually onto my dinner plate. Two examples: mushrooms and olives! I know....now these are two of my favorite ingredients! Broccoli is also now one of my favorite veggies. It's loaded with tons of vitamins and nutrients, and there's just so many ways that you can incorporate it into a recipe. You can add it to pasta, bake it into a yummy casserole...or simply roast it like I did here.

This side dish is a wonderfully easy recipe! I baked some chicken breasts tonight, with tomatoes and mushrooms, and this broccoli made a perfect addition. I saw Melissa d'Arabian make this on a recent episode of Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d'Arabian. Like all of her other recipes, it is easy, delicious and cheap!

Roasting the broccoli added a terrific flavor. It was tender and crunchy at the same time, with a great cheesy taste from the parmesan.

I think you'll like this one! Bon Appetit!!!***

1 head broccoli
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel the outer layer of the broccoli stalks. Cut the broccoli lengthwise keeping the stalk and broccoli florets intact. (The long broccoli spears should resemble trees.) Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat and roast until nicely caramelized, about 15 minutes. Turn broccoli over and sprinkle with grated the Parmesan. Cook until the Parmesan melts, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and serve immediately.

1 comment:

easy recipes said...

I love broccoli. This recipe look delicious.