Crisp, tender, and coated in Parmesan, basil, pine nuts, and lemon—after all Ina Garten’s Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli is our hottest broccoli recipe of all time. As is the case with all her dishes, Ina’s broccoli combines sound method with well-curated elements to create a taste that’s excitingly advanced, however comfortably acquainted.
The method is a masterclass on roasting greens: Because the recipe signifies, to correctly roast your broccoli (or any vegetable for that matter), it’s important that your stems and florets are organized right into a single layer on a baking sheet. If the broccoli is stacked upon itself, it’ll steam and by no means obtain the feel you’re on the lookout for. Nonetheless, if you do set up your broccoli accurately, coat it in oil, and roast it at a excessive temperature, your broccoli will develop a crisp crust harking back to a golden French fry or completely seared steak.
Whereas boring and broccoli are two phrases all too aware of one another, Ina’s broccoli is something however that. As soon as correctly roasted, you’ll toss the veg in lemon, basil, garlic, and freshly toasted pine nuts—giving the broccoli all the brilliant and daring taste it completely deserves. Even higher, you’ll combine these elements proper on the sheet pan, which means you’ll coat the broccoli in all of the scrumptious, crunchy, toasted bits left on the tray and keep away from utilizing (and washing) further dishes.
Ever resourceful, Ina’s recipe additionally reminds you that it is best to by no means throw away your broccoli stalks. Afterall, the stalk is half of what you’re paying for—and when ready properly, it may be the sweetest, most tender a part of the vegetable. On this case, you’ll peel the stalk, reduce it into bite-sized items, and roast it alongside the florets.
As all the time, don’t simply take my phrase for it. Whereas this recipe has accrued many compliments within the remark part and a recurring place in our managing editor’s weekly dinner rotation, nothing summarizes its brilliance fairly like this “warning” from neighborhood member Olivia: “Solely make this should you’re able to make it on a regular basis for each event…it’s all the time an enormous hit at any celebration.”
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