Anybody else have a hard time with side dishes? Especially vegetables? I specialize in one course meals. I will either spend a lot of time on the main dish and forgot completely about a side dish or I will spend a lot of time on one side dish and omit a main dish. I often get a “where’s the rest” look from my family. It is one of my weaknesses.
So I really love when I can make a healthy, quick side dish that doesn’t require a lot of effort. All of my brain-power and energy is already taken in whatever crazy main dish I’m trying out. This broiled broccoli side dish recipe is quick and even better, doesn’t require much preparation.
George Bush hates broccoli. I don’t know why. I really like the stuff. I’m not lying. I do not like it raw. But I love it cooked. The stuff is full of nutrients and energy. I think it might be even better than eagle’s eggs. Nacho should have saved himself some trouble. Broccoli is full of vitamin A and vitamin C, along with Vitamin K and Folate (which is key in preventing Spina Bifida in case you were wondering, take note prego ladies.) So eat up!
This technique can be also used for other vegetables. Broiling or roasting brings out the natural sugars in the food. And those little browned parts, they are the tastiest bits. I will often squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the broccoli after it is cooked. To make it even easier I sometimes use the giant bag of frozen broccoli florets from Costco.
Enjoy this simple and quick, healthy side dish!