finally i had a look at the recipe for best broccoli of your life. hmm, don't have any parmesan lying around, but i love broccoli in almost any cooking method so i'm sure it will taste fine without cheese. but i had to go and shrug off a great dish and make an asian mutant.
red-hot greens with peppers
1 head of broccoli
5 cloves of garlic... or more if you're not single and looking.
hot pepper flakes (gochugaru)
preheat oven to 200°C. cut up the broccoli into largish pieces. hey, don't throw away the stalk just yet! peel off the outer layer and cut the insides into cubes or pyramids (i went for the popular 'stick' shape). they taste just as good as the crowns and it cuts down on waste. peel the cloves of garlic and cut them in half (or in fourths if they're big). toss the vegetables with soy sauce and olive oil. i didn't add salt since the soya has my daily sodium intake covered, but you're free to do so. and a few grinds from a pepper mill can't hurt.
throw the goods on a baking pan and roast for 20 minutes. when they're done, toss with some hot pepper flakes and sesame seeds. most korean markets sell toasted, crushed sesame seeds and those are pretty awesome. top everything off with a dab of sesame oil to get everything smelling and dig in.
welp, there you have it. if i'm not mistaken, this recipe looks pretty vegan. and cheap. this was my first time roasting broccoli and i can see myself doing it many times in the very near future. especially since it's freakin' cold outside and i'll use any excuse to get the oven going. but there was a clear blue sky today and the dane says there's a different, warmer glow to the sun now. i never thought i would be yearning for sunshine but it's put me in a good mood after a month of dark afternoons. (: