Monday, December 19, 2011

Roasted Broccoli w/ Meyer Lemon


Roasted broccoli is so incredibly delicious.  If you have never tried broccoli this way, you've been missing out.  Roasting it brings out a whole different level of flavor.  Add a little bit of fresh lemon juice, and oh my, it's unbelievable.  
    
Roasted Broccoli w/ Meyer Lemon
Super yummy, bursting with flavor from the Meyer lemon.  
Equipment: Large Baking Pan (I use a stoneware Large Bar Pan), Large Mixing Bowl 
  • 4 heads broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons pasture butter, ghee or fat of choice, melted (See Resources)
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kelp granules (optional, I use Maine Coast)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place baking pan in the oven to get hot.  

2. Melt fat of choice.  I find the easiest way is to melt fat of choice in the oven in a 4 oz. mini oven-safe Ramekin, otherwise melt it on the stovetop.

3. Prep broccoli - wash and shake dry, cut into florets.


4. Add broccoli florets to a large mixing bowl.  Add melted butter, lemon juice, kelp granules and sea salt.  Mix to coat.    


5. Pour broccoli onto hot pan in oven, spread evenly and set timer for 10 minutes.  At 10 minutes, stir broccoli and spread evenly.  Set timer for another 10 minutes, check again.  They are done when some parts are golden brown.  Do not overcook, you don't want burnt broccoli.  


6. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later. 



Yield: Makes about 2-3 cups cooked.  

Note: Broccoli should cook in about 20-25 minutes, but every oven cooks very different.  Make sure to watch them carefully so they don't burn.  The type of bakeware can change cooking time too.  I prefer to use stoneware (clay) because it cooks evenly and never sticks.       

This post is part of Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival @ Hartke Is Online, Real Food 101 @ Ruth's Real Food, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker, Real Food Wednesday @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Make Your Own! Monday @ Nourishing Treasures, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2day joys, Hearth and Soul Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers, and Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Turning the Table @ Around My Family Table, and Pennywise Platter Thursday @ The Nourishing Gourmet.

18 comments:

  1. Great idea! I'll have to try this. Broccoli is one of the favs at our house.

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  2. Hi Melissa, I hope you enjoy it! It's the only way my daughter will eat broccoli, so I make it this way a lot.

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  3. I always love having new ay to dress the same veggies! I am your newest subscriber!

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  4. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

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  5. Hi Emily, I've never tried roasting broccoli before, but you've inspired me to try it! This might even be something my husband would enjoy (he who hates cooked vegetables :)

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  6. Oh I hope he likes it! It's so yummy, I think you'll really enjoy it. Take care.

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  7. Most veggies are wonderful roasted. I haven't roasted broccoli but look forward to trying it out. Love the use of Meyer lemon too.

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  8. Thank you Eileen, I agree, I love roasted veggies too. I hope you enjoy the broccoli :)

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  9. I just love Broccoli prepared with a lemon sauce or just plain lemon juice, it is my favorite way to have Broccoli. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  11. Thanks Miz Helen, I love the two paired together as well. Merry Christmas to you too! :)

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  12. What a delicious combination of flavors! I love roasted veggies! I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  13. Thanks Alea! Hope you enjoy it :) Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  15. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy you new Red Plate and have a very Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Thank you so much Miz Helen! Happy New Year to you.

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