Roasted Sesame Garlic Broccoli



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Meanwhile, a gal still has to eat.  Last night, I made this delicious roasted broccoli.  It came out a tad overcooked for my taste but I am having oven issues & cannot really be sure whether the cooking was a result of my oven being hotter than I thought or maybe my timing was off.  I will recommend only that you check yours as it cooks to avoid overcooking.

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Roasted Sesame Garlic Broccoli


1 head broccoli – cut into florets (cut the florets in half for even faster cooking)

4 garlic cloves – minced

1 TBS olive oil

1 TBS soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

Sesame seeds – toasted until fragrant in a dry pan (maybe 1-2 minutes) – optional as garnish

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Heat the oven to 450.

Prepare a cooking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment.

Whisk the olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce & crushed red pepper together.  Toss the broccoli in this until it is well coated.  Arrange on the cooking sheet & roast for 5 minutes.  Remove it from the oven & toss in the garlic.  Roast another 5 minutes & test to see if the broccoli is done.  If not – not more than another 5 minutes should do it.

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds & enjoy while ordering a copy of my book!  🙂

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