Growing up, I was never a fan of Broccoli. When it was cooked, it always seemed too mushy in texture and had a bitter taste to it. Then I discovered Broccolini, which is basically the long lost cousin of Broccoli. It is much more of a mild and earthy flavor, and no matter which way you cook it, it always has a nice crunch to it. It’s a very versatile ingredient, and very easy to cook!
- 3 bunches of Broccolini
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Give the broccolini a quick rinse under cold water. Cut off the the bottom 2 inches of the broccolini stems. If stem is very thick, cut off more or cut off a chunk on the stem on an angle to “thin it out”. In a bowl, toss the cleaned broccolini in the garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, and paprika.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, or a baking dish. Place the broccolini in the pan and put in the preheated over for 13 minutes. Then quickly take out the broccolini, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over it, and put back in the oven on broil for one more minute. Serve and enjoy!