Spicy-Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Here’s a recipe that’s quick and sure to be a hit.  Combining roasted broccoli with crushed garlic, and then adding just a touch of heat from red pepper flakes, you’ll have a combination that is a winner with just about any meal.

Gather Up:

  • 1 large head broccoli (including stalk)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1-1/2 tsp rep pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut up the broccoli into large florets with stalks, then split each floret in half or thirds depending on size.  Place them into a large mixing bowl.  Take the thick stalk of the broccoli and trim the outer tough skin off, then cut into 1-1/2″ long pieces and cut each into sticks about 1/2″ square.  Add these to the bowl as well.  Add in the olive oil, crushed garlic, red pepper, and salt.  Cover with foil or plastic wrap and toss to coat well, then spread evenly on an appropriately sized stoneware or baking dish.

Roast in the oven for about 10~15 minutes, stirring once, until the edges of some florets have developed a light crisping and the stalks are fork-tender.

Serve along side your main dish of choice.  Happy Eating!