l large head broccoli, about l-l/4 lbs.
3 tbsps. olive oil
l/2 tsp. salt
l/2 tsp. sugar
lemon wedges for serving
Put oven rack in lowest position. Place large rimmed baking sheet on ove n rack
and set oven to 500. Cut the broccoli at the junction and stems & remove outer peel from stalk. Cut stalk into 2 or 3″ lengths and each length into d l/2″ thick pieces. Place broccoli into large bowl and drizzle with oil and toss well until each stalk is well coated. Spinkle with salt, sugar and pepper to taste and toss completely. Working quickly remove pan from oven and place broccoli flat sides down on pan -spread evenly across pan. Return pan to oven and roast until the stalks are well browned and tender and the florets are lightly browned – 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer to serving dish and serve with lemon slices.
YOU COULD ADD ONE TBSP. MINCED GARLIC INTO OLI VE OIL BEFORE DRIZZLING OVER BROCCOLI..
DONT WORRY ABOUT SIZING SPEARS – WHATVER SHAPE FLOATS YOUR BOAT IS OK.