This broccoli recipe literally changed my life. For years and YEARS my mother would stick broccoli in the streamer, turn the dial, and an hour later, the much forgotten broccoli, faded to grey, would be waiting for us, water down and absolutely horrid looking. Lots of butter and lemon hid the fact that the life had been evaporated out of the poor vegetable, but it didn’t make it any easier to swallow (actually I think the only real reason why I allowed myself to eat some much of it is that my mother told me that broccoli made my eyes sparkle).
When I started taking over dinner shift, I knew something had to be done about that broccoli. I started taking it out at the peak of doneness, right after it turned bright green to deeper green. I still lacked much flavor, but at least the texture was more appetizing.
I saw Giada de Laurentis roasting broccoli once on TV, and the concept and idea was so exciting to me, I could smell it through the television! I had to beg my father to go to the store so we could make some for dinner that very night.
The broccoli came out crisp, tender, and FLAVORFUL. It was so yummy! I ate almost the whole pan, not saving much for my family.
It really was a vegetable revelation. I know that it’s not as healthy as just steamed, but I’ll take a little mono-saturated fats for some flavor as well.Squirt a little lemon on it too, if you're a lemon head like me!
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