Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Adapted from Southern Living, this is my new favorite way to prepare broccoli. Serve alongside a simple preparation of a meat dish.
- 4 cups broccoli, flowerets
- 5 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- Place first 3 ingredients in a baking pan. Drizzle with oil, and toss.
- Bake at 450°, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese, tossing to coat.
I adore the idea of this recipe, but i have tried it several (more than three) times, and every time the broccoli becomes extremely dried out and burns within minutes (and the garlic gets incinerated) far short of the cook time listed.
Variations I have tried included using less oil, using more oil and tossing the broccoli in it, leaving more rinse water on the broccoli to lend more moisture, buying broccoli from a different market, and reducing the heat 50 degrees while attempting to cook it longer. My oven is pretty dead-on in its' temperature setting, so that was not the issue, but I may try reducing the temperature even further.
I SO want this recipe to work for me, but as of now, I have not been able to replicate edible results. =( The recipe does not mention covering the dish, but I may also try that someday.
I loved this! DH didn't like it at all...I think he didn't care for the garlic in it. I thought the flavors blended well together. He didn't care for the touch of crispness while I like the change. I guess we are really opposites. :) Thanks for posting. I made this based on LifeisGood review during the best of 2010 reviews.
I love roasted vegetables and these were very good. Simple and yummy. Made as stated, mine turned out a little too done. Next time I will leave bigger broccoli spears and check them sooner. I can't wait to try them again! Thanks for posting a simple, great veggie recipe! This was on Debbwl's best of 2010 list. :)