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Thank you for visiting my blog...and for allowing me to share with you my addiction. I love to collect recipes. I love to read cookbooks. I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and on any given day there are one or two (or more!) cookbooks residing on my nightstand!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Roasted Broccoletti

We really enjoy broccoletti (or broccolini, depending on who you ask!) but it is one of those things that is hard to find in the grocery stores.  It seems to be one of those things that we get as a vegetable when we are fortunate enough to go out for dinner (on a kid-free dinner...meaning to a nicer restaurant).  What a surprise when then other day I came across broccoletti stocked in one of our local stores!  I scooped up a pack and was super excited to show my husband.

I decided to prepare the broccoletti similarly to how I prepare asparagus (and so many other vegetables!)...roasted in the oven.  Here is the recipe:

A vegetable treat, our oldest son loved it.
Broccoletti (approx 10 spears)
Olive Oil
Sea Salt (we use Epicure chili garlic sea salt)
Garlic (1 clove, minced)
Red Pepper Flakes

Preheat oven to 325F.

Wash broccoletti, trim end and cut thicker spears in half lengthwise. Lay on a foil-line baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Season with minced garlic, salt to taste and lightly season with red pepper flakes.

Roast in oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until done to your preference.  You may choose to flip the broccoletti half way through.

VERDICT:
Our oldest son was super impressed with the broccoletti.  He kept commenting about how good it was.  Great news that the 5 year old loved it!  My husband and I both also enjoyed the dish - nice, fresh tasting.  Roaseted vegetables are delicious!    

22 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! I am going to have to give it a try :)

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  2. Dawn this looks so good, I am going to try this.

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  3. Mu husband would live on broccoli/broccoletti/broccolini if I let him. My kids too. Thanks for giving me a new idea for it 'cuz I am definitely running out of them!

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    1. You are welcome Jenny! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. They call it 'broccolini' here in the midwest and it is so hard to find! I love this recipe though, I'll have to try it when I find some in the store!

    I'm your newest follower!

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    1. Welcome! So glad you found me. It is hard to find...glad that I did! Hope you enjoy.

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  5. This sounds so yummy! We love broccolini. I can't wait until our farmer's market starts up in a couple weeks to get fresh veggies. :)

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    1. Oh I hope our farmer's market will have some too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I will definitely try this one. I wonder if it would work with broccoli too.

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    1. I have been wondering that too! We will both have to try it :-) thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi there :-) I'm a new follower - found your blog through the Canadian Food bloggers and am looking to meet more Canadians out in the blog world! I'm on Vancouver Island and just spied broccolini in my grocery store the other day. I LOVE roasted broccoli so am going to give this a go tonight! I look forward to getting to know you!

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    1. Hello! I'm following you back...glad to find a fellow blogger from BC!! Welcome, and I look forward to getting to know you too!

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  8. This looks delicious! Please link it up tomorrow with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday" link up! :-)

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! I will be sure to visit you tomorrow!

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  9. I love roasted broccoli, it just has such a great flavor. I can't get broccoletti here where I live, but I'll grab it next time I go to my parents. I'd really like to try this!

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    1. Hi Heather! I hope you do get a chance to try this. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and this sounds so good--- Im going to have to try this!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy :-)

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  11. Had to bookmark your blog, you have so many good ideas! New follower, would love a follow back at http://sassyshoppperreviews.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love this. We adore broccoli and would probably love this even more!

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