Recipe by Enduring Gastronomy
The heat concentrates the flavors and caramelizes the natural sugars. A touch of olive oil gives a crispy, delicious finish. (Eating Well, Winter 2004) This is an easy and yummy alternative to steaming. Something about the oil and salt combination that makes this so good.
Top Review by chef amelia bedelia
Sometimes I make this twice a week because it's my very favorite side veggie dish! I love it to pieces and could probably have it more than that, but don't want to wear out its welcome with my husband :) I, too, put some foil on the bottom for easy clean up, fit as much broccoli florets (i don't measure, just eyeball) and use one lemon for juice. I also only roast at 400 degrees, for 4 min., then toss them around, put them back in for another 4 min. I really recommend this side dish; it's ridiculously easy, healthy, and FAST!
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 450 degrees.
- Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place on a large baking sheet (which is not air-insulated).
- Roast until broccoli is tender and blackened on the bottom, 10-12 minutes.
- Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.