I’ve been on a roasted broccoli kick lately. It started this spring when I bought a tray of broccoli rabe from Trader Joe’s. Then I found a recipe with balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes … a great combination with broccoli!
I’ve modified the recipe from Country Living, as I like to cook creating the fewest dirty dishes possible. My husband loves me for it, as he usually has “clean up” duty.
Spicy Balsamic Broccoli Rabe
1 1/2 lbs Broccoli Rabe (2 trays from Trader Joe’s)
3 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp ground Pepper
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 1/2 – 2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Trim the ends from the broccoli rabe. Thinly slice the garlic cloves.
2. Place broccoli on large, rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle broccoli with olive oil, salt and pepper. Use tongs to toss the broccoli on the baking sheet. Sprinkle sliced garlic evenly on broccoli. (You may use a medium bowl and toss all ingredients to evenly coat.)
4. Remove baking sheet from oven. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving.