Blasted Broccoli

One of my favorite foods is broccoli. Studies show the health benefits of consuming broccoli include high amounts of vitamin C, which aids iron absorption in the body, folic acid and potassium as well as being fiber-rich. My favorite bar serves a dish called “Blasted Broccoli” and I sought to re-create this delicious favorite at home! I have been making this dish for a few years now have tried various methods of “greasing” these little florets; coating the cooking sheet with PAM or olive oil, tossing them in olive oil, brushing on olive oil with a an OXO Pastry Brush (if you don’t have one BUY IT!), trying to cook them with NO oil (BAD idea)… and they were always delicious but I could never quite get it PERFECT!

Blasted Broccoli



  1. Wash the broccoli and slice in half so there is a flat side and preheat oven to 400
  2. Lay down a sheet of Renyolds wrap non-stick Aluminum Foil
  3. Mix up a little ramekin of olive oil and minced garlic
  4. Lay broccoli out on cookie sheet  flat side down and lightly brush with the olive oil and garlic then season the tops with cracked pepper and salt to taste
  5. Cook in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes, flip over and cook until your desired level of crispy is achieved (for us it’s usually another 10 minutes)


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