Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Baked Broccoli

This picture may not look as appealing but it sure tasted good. I read some recipe online a while back but cannot remember where. So I may fail to link to the right blog/website but the credit certainly goes to whoever blogged about this first. It is very simple and the result is very flavorful. I did make some changes like adding crushed red pepper which made it yummier and I will take the credit for that;)


  1. Small Broccoli florets (about 2 inches each) - 15/20
  2. Salt
  3. Freshly crushed black pepper - 1 tsp
  4. Olive oil - 3 tsps
  5. Crushed red pepper - 1 tsp
  6. Lemon zest - 1 tsp
  7. Dried oregano - 1/4th tsp
  8. Italian bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
  9. Parsesan cheese (I use regiano) - 1/2 cup
  1. Add 2 tsps of olive oil, salt, pepper, oragano and crushed red pepper to the broccoli florets and mix well. Lay it out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins at 350 degrees.
  2. Once you see the broccoli crisping on the outside but still having the crunch remove it from the oven.
  3. Mix in lemon zest with the baked broccoli and top with mizture of bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and olive oil.
  4. Broil for 2 minutes until the cheese melts and bred crumbs become brown.

Enjoy this as a side dish or just by itself. It is really tasty :)


Vinitha said...

good way to make people eat broccoli...:) I hate broccoli, especially the ones they serve at restaurants, half cooked,this recipe sounds very yummy.....

Smita said...

hehe...yeah this one you can make nice and crispy...perfect for kids (and adults) who hate broccoli:)