Most of my cooking memories are watching my mother cook. My father is a very good cook, but he rarely did cook lest he made a huge pile of dirty dishes ! My best memory with a father ( when in come to food) involves broccoli. His favorite way of eating it was steamed with butter and lemon pepper. There are pictures of me in my high chair with my dad feeding me tiny pieces of the broccoli from his lunch plate. Later my dad and I would just attack it straight from the steamer–my mother rarely got the chance to bring it to the table. Thus my love affair with broccoli began early and till this day, my fridge is never empty of this vegetable. I still steam it but sometimes when I am looking for a depth in flavor I roast it. So here we go !
Preheat oven to 400F. Spread out the broccoli on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and lemon pepper. You could add red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar, or just salt and pepper.
Roast for a good 40-45 minutes till the broccoli is nice and brown and crunchy ( you can adjust the cook time to you suiting)
Serve warm as a side dish, toss it in a salad, or just polish it off straight from the baking sheet–like what I do !