Saturday, March 21, 2009

Yummy Broccoli

I got pointed to The Best Broccoli In Your Life by freakgirl. I have to say it is yummy, yummy though I'm not going to say it is the best in my life since I really like broccoli pretty much any way. The amateur gourmet says she omits the pine nuts and the basil; do not do that, those things help make the meal. I don't always add the garlic though. Here's my version.

Preheat the oven to 425. Empty one bag of broccoli florets on an aluminum foil covered oven proof pan. Spray liberally with Trader Joe's olive oil. Toss and spray some more olive oil. Grind some TJ's lemon pepper and salt on the broccoli and mix. Put in the over (or toaster oven). Mix again after about 15 minutes. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Toss in some pine nuts and cook 5 minutes longer. Put the broccoli in a bowl and pour in about 1T olive oil. Toss in some chopped basil and grated Parmesan. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and grate some lemon rind over the dish. Toss. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

That does sound yummy. We'll have to see if John thinks so.


Jenny said...

John loves all food.

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JohnnyB said...

I do, but having broccoli baking in the oven for 25 minutes sounds, um, pungent.
Plus, with garlic, olive oil, lemon pine nuts, basil and parmesean, you could be making almost anything taste good.

Susan said...

I guess it is pungent but since I stopped using the garlic it is mostly just broccoli pungent which is a tasty smell to me. I love it served over linguini!

Verification word: symund=new spelling of simon.

JohnnyB said...

I like steamed broccoli very much but I can't stand the smell of "overcooked" broccoli. I don't like broccoli in quiche or casserole type dishes for that reason. So I don't think I'd enjoy this dish.