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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Roasted Broccoli with lemon and garlic - Dixon's favorite vegetable

This broccoli is delicious :)

It's very similar to my recipe for Brussel Sprouts, but the flavors are changed slightly to match better with the broccoli.

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten.

First, cut one medium head of broccoli into 2 inch strips.

Toss them on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (yea, easy clean-up) with some olive oil (about 1 Tablespoon) and Kosher salt (1 tsp or more).  Then slice 2 garlic cloves and toss them on the baking sheet, too.
Bake at 425 for 6-7 minutes (until lightly brown in some places, but not completely limp - you want some crunch!)

Then... and this is where it gets good... zest 1/2 of a lemon (I actually recommend leaving the lemon whole for the zesting procedure, but you only want zest from 1/2 of it).  Sprinkle the lemon zest and about 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice on the broccoli... then add about 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.


Oh, and what was I saying about the baby not liking bananas?  Apparently, if you leave the peel on, he thinks they are quite fun :)

Too much healthiness for you lately?  Don't worry - Sal's strawberries are in season, and I'm working on perfecting my strawberry pie before I share with all of you :)

AND there will be an adorable birthday cake on this post this weekend!  Chocolate... with chocolate covered strawberries... Yes, someone really cute is turning ONE!

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