The only broccoli recipe you’ll ever need
Broccoli is the king of the vegetable kingdom. Well, at the vest least, the king of my vegetable drawer. It’s my favorite vegetable and simply roasted, it is my go-to side dish most days of the week. I know I’m not alone in this and I think that is probably why none of us think about broccoli as anything special and certainly not the side dish you think to include when planning a special occasion dinner. But THIS Parmesan Roasted Broccoli recipe from Ina Garten is life changing!
This dish, however, is another story. It’s not just good enough for a special occasion dinner, it may actually compete for the best thing on the plate. I have more people comment on this side dish than any other always saying the same thing, “This is the best broccoli I have ever had. What did you do to it?” Well, the answer is simple- I followed the recipe!
This is my absolute favorite broccoli recipe and just trust me, it will be yours too!
The trick to this dish is about preparing the ingredients ahead of time because it gets assembled quickly at the end of its roasting time.
Prep ALL the ingredients and set aside before beginning to roast your broccoli. Then right as it comes out of the oven and you are preparing to serve, find a sous chef to assist you. Have them toss the broccoli in a large mixing bowl while you add in the prepared and measured ingredients. This will ensure even distribution of flavors and ingredients. Otherwise, you’ll have pockets of too much lemon, or too much salt, etc., so it’s important to be prepared with an extra set of hands!