Mexican Roasted Garlic & Broccoli

"This is a very tasty dish, don't be afraid of the garlic! Serve this as a side dish withCarne Asada (there are loads of recipes for Carne Asada here on Zaar)"
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  • Lightly oil a 8-10" square baking pan.
  • place the garlics cloves in the pan and mix in the olive oil.
  • Bake at 475F until the garlic just begins to brown (don't over do it) apprx 20 minutes.
  • While the garlic is roasting bring a large pot of water to the boil (large enough to hold the broccoli).
  • When the water is boiling add the broccolic and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • You want the broccoli heated through but still very crisp.
  • Drain and put the broccoli in ice cold water, drain and do it again.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the soy& sesame oil, mix, add to the garlic and stir.
  • Toss the broccoli with the garlic mixture.

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  1. mishelle
    I was afraid of the amount of garlic, but it really was good. I am always looking for low cal veggie recipes, and this is definatley a winner!
  2. Is This Really Nece
    Terrific recipe, which I will certainly make quite often!
  3. Linorama
    A nice flavorful salad that goes together quickly. All that garlic is a real treat, and it made the house smell great while it roasted! I did cut each clove in half since they were really big. Thanks for the recipe Bergy; I'll make it again.
  4. artistclogger
    Great Recipe, great flavor and also good with Asian menus. I used the toaster oven to roast the garlic, and steamed the broccoli florets instead of boiling them. Used low sodium soy and it was still awesome. Mixed all ingredients (hot) and served hot. Very good flavor and color, and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
  5. sidMILB
    Sounds crazy, but it wasn't garlicky enough for me! Next time, I'll chop the garlic to release more flavor. Quite tasty, though. Went well with MizzNezz's Garlic Shrimp - #22758


  1. Zetty66
    This is a great way to flavor-up boring broccoli. I roasted the garlic, boiled the broccoli and then threw it all back in the oven to crisp up and meld flavors. Left out the soy sauce and sesame oil and just s & p instead.


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