I love broccoli. There are probably about ten billion recipes for different things to do with broccoli and I assure you, most of them are fantastic! This recipe is for roasted broccoli. Everyone has their own way of doing this, and after reading a few recipes I decided to try my own way. I didn’t measure anything really, just kind of seasoned to taste and did things till it looked right, you’ll know what I mean when you try it. And definitely do try it, it was FABULOUS! My first bite I thought there was too much lemon, but there really wasn’t, it was flavorful and delicious! You’ll definitely be going back for seconds!
Broccoli florets (if using frozen, defrost first)
1 clove garlic, chopped
salt, pepper & cajun seasoning
2 pats of butter
1 tsp lemon zest
juice of 1/2 lemon
parmesan cheese (fresh grated would be great, but I only had a canister!)
Preheat oven to 450.
Place broccoli in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add just enough olive oil to coat. Season with salt, pepper and cajun seasonings. Mix in the lemon zest and chopped garlic.
Spray an oven-safe pot or skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in the broccoli mixture, making one even layer across the bottom of the pan. Bake 20-30 minutes, depending on how browned and tender you want it. I baked for about 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and squeeze the lemon juice in. Mix well and pour into a serving dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese generously over and serve immediately.