Sometimes we need a fresh take on an old standby. Today I'm talking about broccoli. There's raw broccoli and steamed broccoli, (over-steamed broccoli), and stir-fried broccoli. If you're tired of these, try this: Roasted Broccoli. Florets and coins of stalk get a quick toss in brown sugar, grape seed* oil and pepper to then roast at a high temperature for 8 minutes. The broccoli emerges bright green with tinged edges and is perfectly tender with a tasty zing.
1 bunch fresh broccoli, trimmed into florets and rounds of stalk*
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. grape seed oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Place an empty jelly roll pan in the oven and preheat the oven to 450° F. Trim the broccoli. *Be sure to use the stalk too by cutting the rough edges and slicing into 1/4" coins. In a large bowl toss the broccoli with brown sugar, oil and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Remove the pan from the oven and add the broccoli. Roast for 8 minutes, or until the florets are tender. Serve immediately.
*Grape seed oil is used in place of vegetable or canola oil in SimplyCooking® recipes.