Lemon-Garlic Broccoli

Adapted via Ina Garten
Serves: 4 to 6

♦ 4 crowns of broccoli
♦ 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
♦ olive oil
♦ 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
♦ 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
♦ 2 tsp grated lemon zest
♦ 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. You should have about 8 cups of florets. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with the lemon zest and lemon juice. Serve hot.

To read more about this dish and my musical pairing, click HERE.

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