I'm writing a book called "OMG, I hate salad." Seriously. Because I do. Okay, "hate" may be too harsh a word because I did in fact have a prawn and papaya salad for our monthly girls' Sushi with Larry nite at Wasabi Sabi on Saturday. Yum.
Anyway, I've come to accept the fact that I'm just not a salad person and, like a true Vata, I feel better consuming veggies that have been cooked.
Broccoli is one of my faves. I've boiled them (yuck), fried them, steamed them, bbq'd them, pureed them into a soup (yum), but by a mile, my favourite way of preparing them is by roasting them in the oven. Roomie and I both think they taste better than fries!
Here's how I do it...
2 heads of broccoli (with stalks)
2 tablespoons of oil
sea salt (or any kind of salt you like to use at home)
Preheat oven to 400F.
Chop the broccoli and put in a big bowl. Throw in the oil and mix until broccoli is evenly coated.
Spread broccoli one layer thick on a cookie sheet.
Roast for 30 minutes, or until broccoli looks like the picture above. (Your oven may be different from mine.)
Sprinkle with salt to taste as soon as you take it out of the oven.
Try it, and let me know what you think!
22 March 2010