We've been on an Alton Brown kick of late, ever since my husband started DVRing Good Eats. So, I went directly to the AB page on Food Network's website to find a great broccoli recipe, and found this one.
I liked that it gave a nice flavor to the broccoli and made it very tender. The addition of panko gave it a nice, unexpected, crunch too. My anti broccoli 1 year old at least kept TRYING this broccoli, rather than throwing it on the floor. He had a tough time with the stalks, but the problem didn't seem to be the taste.
Oven Roasted Broccoli from Alton Brown
- 1 pound broccoli, rinsed and trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan or sharp Cheddar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and set aside.
Spread the panko into a 13 by 9-inch metal