This sweet, tender heirloom broccoli variety is excellent roasted with a just touch of butter, garlic and parmesan cheese.
1 pound fresh Broccoli di Cicco
4 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup parmesan cheese
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 450°. Place butter in glass roasting dish and warm in oven.
2. Rinse broccoli in the sink. (Do not dry as the moisture on the broccoli will help steam it in the oven.) Once the butter has melted in the dish toss in the broccoli and add garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Cover dish with foil or baking sheet.
3. Roast in oven for 20 minutes. Depending on the size you may need to adjust the time accordingly. It should be tender yet still hold its shape.
4. Top with lots of freshly grated Parmesan and broil on high heat in oven for a couple minutes.