Sunday, February 28, 2010

Broccoli Galore! Part 2

So I'm back with another installment for broccoli! I feel like I'm giving so much love to this vegetable and it is just broccoli! Guess you could say it is one of my top vegetables. Roasting brings out this unique, nutty, toasty aroma of broccoli. It makes for easy eating not only by sight but by smell as well. Sometimes just steaming broccoli can leave a stench in the house that isn't so pleasant. Roasting doesn't have this and instead protrudes that nuttiness! So if you have guests coming over or your significant other they can appreciate that! My father always freaks out if we have steamed broccoli, he opens up all the doors and windows! It is quite funny to say the least. ;)

Over at Pam's wonderful blog For the Love of Cooking she made Oven Roasted Broccoli, and took it up a notch by adding toasted bread crumbs and parmesan cheese to the ending result. Normally I would just season with salt, pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper and olive oil up my broccoli and roast as is. The the addition of the bread crumbs and cheese added another wonderful flavor and texture to broccoli making it more fun to eat. Yes, broccoli can be fun to eat. ;) Click here to get the recipe for Oven Roasted Broccoli.  

Some adjustments I made:
  • I only had plain panko bread crumbs, so I simply added my own Italian seasoning to the crumbs when toasting.

  • I had a small crown of broccoli and a huge crown of cauliflower. So I combined them together. Roasted cauliflower is just as good as broccoli!

  • Ahem, I may of added 2-3 cloves of garlic instead. ;)
You can pair this as a side with meat, chicken, fish, pasta, rice etc. Me on the other hand decided my broccoli slaw would make a great partner I really wanted to make sure I had a good dose of vegetables that day!
Have a wonderful Sunday,


Ashley said...

YUM!! Broccoli used to my my fav.'s still up there but I think Kale + brussel sprouts beat it out now! This dish looks mmmmmmtastic! =)

Shelby said...

I have broccoli in the fridge that I need to use....looks delish to me so I think this is what I will do tonight!

Bob said...

Roasted broccoli is the bomb. Especially with lots of garlic. ;)

Robin Sue said...

Hey Fallon thanks for sharing this recipe. I have roasted broccoli before but never added bread crumbs and parmesan- great idea. Yes, I think steamed broccoli smells gross too!!