Spicy Roasted Broccoli
Quick and Easy
Yield: 4 servings
1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
8 to 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 pound (454 g) broccoli florets
2 tablespoons (30 ml) sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, or gas mark 5). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and fry until crispy and brown (like making garlic chips).
Place the broccoli in a bowl. Pour the hot olive oil and garlic onto the broccoli. Add the sesame oil, salt, and red pepper flakes. Toss to mix. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender yet still firm (cooked through but not mushy).
Excerpted from Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen by Joni Marie Newman. (Fair Winds Press, 2013)