Broccoli is hands down my FAVORITE vegetable.  I could eat it every day and often do!  In fact, this recipe is SO yummy that it enabled me to make an entire meal of just Broccoli, haha!  However, I can not recommend that to you with a clean conscience as Broccoli can do some “fun” things to your digestive system when you eat too much of it!  So even though this Fired Broccoli will make you want to eat the entire pan, it is best served as a side dish or alongside something else.
This recipe is highly adaptable.  You can infuse the broccoli with Asian flavors by drizzling with some rice vinegar and soy sauce and sprinkling with fresh ginger and garlic, or make it spicy by sprinkling with cayenne pepper and chili flakes along with onion or garlic.  Truly the flavor possibilities are endless.  This particular recipe is my favorite and is FANTASTIC served alongside of baked chicken or fish and mashed potatoes, or mixed into pasta at the last minute with a white wine sauce or Alfredo sauce.  I have also just eaten a giant bowl (yes I did eat the whole bag of broccoli) drizzled with peanut sauce and was a very happy lady!  You have to try this!  It is easy and tastes fresh and delicious and takes only 3 minutes to prepare and then cooking time!

FIRED BROCCOLI
  • 1 Bag Frozen Broccoli Florets (not the chopped up stems and pieces, make sure you buy the florets!)
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Onions (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder  – No need to measure, just sprinkle liberally to your taste.  I use a lot!  haha
  • Onion Powder – No need to measure, just add as much as you like!
  • Salt and Pepper – to your taste

First Step is to preheat your oven to BROIL  and then simply pour your frozen broccoli Florets onto a baking sheet into an even layer.

Second step is to slice up the 1/2 Cup of Onion and distribute over the Florets.  Now Sprinkle your veggie mix with as much Onion and Garlic Powder, salt and pepper as you like.  I use quite a bit as it flavors it up wonderfully.  After adding the spices, then drizzle the broccoli with the Olive Oil and mix together with your very clean hands.  I always sprinkle the spiced and oiled veggies with just a bit more garlic before I put them into the oven, and then cook them for 12-15 minutes under the hot Broiler.

When they come out of the Oven, they should be cooked so that the tops of the Florets are starting to brown and crisp with the spices and oil.  Now you are ready to serve them and they should be perfectly tender, not mushy and even a little Crispy on the edges.  They will be deliciously flavorful and I promise you will never have any leftovers of this vegetable!

HAPPY FIRED BROCOLLING, and don’t invite me over when you make this, or  I will probably eat it all!

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