Growing up I was not very fond of broccoli at all, or any green vegetables really. As an adult though, I've made a concerted effort to be more open to all veggies, broccoli included. So, to that end, I've spent the last year or so experimenting with recipes to try and find a method of cooking broccoli that's delcious, fairly easy to make and which does not include dunking it in ranch. This is what I've come up with:
-1 stalk of broccoli
-1 tbspn olive oil
-1 tspn Dale's Seasoning
-Salt and pepper to taste
A note on Dale's: It can be found near the hot sauce or Worcestershire sauce in your grocery. If you can't find it or would prefer something else, soy sauce and Worcestershire will also work. However, I think that Dale's leads to the best flavor.
Also, one of my favorite things about this recipe is that it scales really well depending on the size of your group. This recipe is for a single order which would be good for one or two people depending on portion size. Just double or triple it to make more.
1. Preheat your oven to 350. Chop the broccoli crown into bite sized pieces.
2. Line a pan with aluminum foil (this helps with clean up), and then place broccoli in the pan. Drizzle with olive oil and Dale's, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly so that each piece of broccoli is a little damp. It may not look like much Dale's, but in my experience a little goes a long way. When you use too much, the broccoli becomes very salty. Feel free to experiment with adding more, but one teaspoon per head of broccoli is what I've found to be the best tasting portion.
3. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the broccoli are starting to get crispy. They're ready to eat as soon as you get them out of the oven. Enjoy!
I love this recipe! It's yummy and I've actually come to look forward to eating broccoli, which I didn't really think would happen. So, I'd say it's been a success. It's also become a favorite amongst my friends and family. It's pretty straightforward and it always turns out really well.