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The Best Broccoli of Your Life

Roasted broccoli so good that it tastes like steak.
Servings 4 people (or 2 very hungry people)


  • 4 to 5 pounds broccoli, cut into florets
  • 5 Tbs olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Wash and dry your broccoli very well (optional: don't wash the broccoli at all...on the theory that the oven will kill any germs)! But don't tell anyone I said that. The point is you want it very dry.
  • Toss the broccoli well with the olive oil, the salt, pepper, and garlic. Place on a cookie sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, tossing every so often with a spatula, until the florets are golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven; drizzle on some extra olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and the Parmesan. Serve right away.