Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Roasted Broccoli (Kid favorite)

This is my go to side dish for parties and kids' lunch/dinner playdates. Every time I serve this broccoli, people ask for the recipe. So here it is. Enjoy!

1 large head of broccoli
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
a little black pepper
(optional lemon wedges)

1. Heat oven and large rimmed baking sheet on middle or lower rack at 500 degrees.

2. Cut broccoli in quarters. Put broccoli wedges in large bowl and toss with 3 Tb olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, sugar and pepper to taste and toss to combine.

3. When pan is hot, remove from oven, quickly dump broccoli and spread around so flat cut side is down. Bake 8-10 minutes until stalks are well browned and tender and florets are lightly browned. Transfer to dish, serve immediately (optional drizzle with lemon juice from wedges).