Blasted Broccoli

"This recipe is really delicious and couldn't be simpler to make, and only takes a few minutes to cook. The broccoli comes out crisp-tender; the broccoli has a slightly crisp exterior from cooking it at such high heat. This recipe is from Food and Wine."
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  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange the broccoli florets in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Toss florets with olive oil and salt.
  • Roast just until cooked through and slightly brown and crispy at the edges, just a few minutes.
  • Remove the broccoli to a bowl.
  • Toss with balsamic vinegar to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Fabulous broccoli! I cut my broccoli into spears (not florets) and after about 5-7 min. they were done perfectly. They were still crispy and had that roasted flavor. I found I liked it best without the balsamic.
  2. I never had roasted broccoli before this recipe and I would give it 5 stars based just on the roasted broccoli alone because that was really good. I also like that the recipe is more of a concept than an actual recipe which allows you to make as much as you need and follow your instincts. The balsamic added a nice sweet tang to the broccoli and the whole recipe was really simple. So, there wasn't anything not to like :) Made for vegetarian/vegan swap.
  3. Outstanding! So much better than the regular steam/garlic/butter preparation. I cannot wait to have it again! Thank you.
  4. This is awesome! So simple to make and delicious. I am always on the look out for vegetable recipes that are more than butter, salt & pepper. I will be making this again and again. Thanks Taste Tester for this fabulous recipe.
  5. My wife is constantly asking for this dish... and I have no problems making it!


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