Despite my relatively healthy lifestyle I have never been a big fan of plain cooked vegetables. Some people can wax poetic about the luscious taste of a great green bean or pure joy in a great cooked beet but I am not one of those people. There is a story about cooked brussel sprouts that I am saving for my post about the best veggie pizza ever, but needless to say, cats don’t eat anything the way dogs do.
I like raw veggies with dip, but to be honest, at party if it is that or Swedish meatballs, the meatballs win every time.
Yesterday in my daily browsing of food blogs I came across the Amateur Gourmet’s recipe for the best broccoli ever. Since he maintained that it stayed crunchy despite roasting and that it was a real opinion changer for people who do not like cooked vegetables I decided to give it a go.
I made it last night to take for lunch today, and OH MY GOD. This is the BEST BROCCOLI EVER.
Admittedly it is better to consume right after you make it but it stayed fairly crunchy even when re-heated in the microwave the next day.
So go read it HERE.
By the by, I used regular old not fresh parmesan and lemon juice FROM THE BOTTLE that I had in the house, though I am sure fresh would be better the kind you keep in a shaker tin or plastic bottle works just as well.