Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Spicy Garlic Roasted Broccoli

The list of vegetables that Chuck likes and the way he likes them prepared is pretty short; hence I am always looking for new ways to prepare them! He like broccoli and he likes garlic, so when I saw this recipe I knew I wanted to try it.

And yes, you are reading the recipe right, it calls for FIVE cloves of garlic in about 3 servings of broccoli. But don't worry - garlic is much less potent when you slice it, it's the mincing of it that really lets out that garlic flavor. And the fact that it is roasted just leaves all these little yummy, brown, garlic tidbits surrounding the broccoli.

Seriously, do not fear the garlic. You will not be sorry.

Spicy Garlic Roasted Broccoli
from Erin's Eats
Makes 2 servings plus leftovers

2 large broccoli florets
olive oil
4-5 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
crushed red pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
lemon pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Trim the stem of the cleaned broccoli. Cut the broccoli into large chunks and place on a baking sheet.
Coat the broccoli with olive oil. Add the garlic slices, crushed red pepper, salt and lemon pepper. Toss to coat.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the garlic begins to lightly brown.


Erin said...

Oh, it looks so good! I'm glad you liked! I roasted some zucchini the same way and it was just as good!

Anonymous said...

YUMMY! I LOOOOVE roasted broccoli *and* spicy things. I think this is the push I needed to cook up the florettes in my fridge! Yum!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

I love how simply prepared this is yet full of flavor!

Amy~ said...

I definitely need to try these! I'm a garlic addict!

Kate said...

This looks so good! I starred it in my reader last week but I am definitely going to try it tonight!