Sweet Baby Broccoli (also known as Broccolini) and Broccoli Rabe look very similar but each have their own distinctive flavor. Baby Broccoli is sweet in taste whereas Broccoli Rabe has a bitter taste so don’t get the two confused or you will be disappointed if you buy Broccoli Rabe expecting a sweet flavor.
Actually I don’t really like Broccoli Rabe, though I’ve never cooked it myself … its just too bitter, to me … maybe I just haven’t had it cooked the right way. On the other hand, I had never seen Sweet Baby Broccoli until recently on a shopping trip to Super Target … I just love their produce department and they have the largest selection of organic fruits and veggies, at least for my area of Metro Atlanta. Hope you can find it in a store near you!
Roasted Sweet Baby Broccoli
1 lb Fresh Sweet Baby Broccoli
2 Tblsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, sliced
Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper, to taste
Heat oven to 425°. Wash your Broccoli and dry it really well then place in a large mixing bowl. Add the EVOO, Garlic, Salt and Pepper and toss gently. Place the Broccoli on a large baking sheet, preferably one with a lip so that the oil doesn’t roll off the sides while the Broccoli is cooking. Cook for about 12 minutes … at least that’s how long my oven took. If it’s not done enough for you, cook a little longer but be careful not to burn it. As with most veggies, I love mine a bit crunchy, not soggy or overcooked.
|Perfectly Roasted and Ready to Eat!|