Saturday, February 18, 2012

Roasted Cajun Broccoli

One question... why do roasted vegetables taste soooo much better than  un-roasted vegetables?!
Ok, fine, two questions...why didn't I learn about this sooner?

With Mardi Gras around the corner I've been on a bit of a Cajun kick. This was inspired by the Cajun Green Beans I made for Mardi Maigre. It's an amazingly quick side dish that can be thrown together during the week.

Roasted Cajun Broccoli
3 cups broccoli, chopped
Olive oil spray
1 tbs garlic
1.5 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1/2 to 1 tbs Cajun Seasoning (depending on your preference)
1/2 cup water
Arrange broccoli in a single layer in a baking dish. Toss with garlic, spray lightly with olive oil. Place under low broiler until broccoli tops are browned. The time varies depending on size of the broccoli cuts, fresh or frozen and your particular oven. Just keep an eye on it. While that is cooking add the turkey bacon to a large saute pan and cook until crisp. Add roasted broccoli to the saute pan along with Cajun seasoning and water. Simmer until all the water has evaporated.

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