Thursday, September 16, 2010

Broccoli with Panko Bread Crumbs

Ingredients: Chopped Broccoli, 1/3-1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs, 1/3 cup olive oil, 4 cloves crushed garlic & spice blend.
Spice Blend: Salt, Lemon Pepper, Savory, Coriander, Garlic Granules & Onion Granules
I love spices and will change the amount depending on my mood.  For this dish I used 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon each of the other spices.  Adjust the blend to your taste.  

Steam the broccoli to your liking.  I usually go for about 8-10 minutes.  While the broccoli is cooking put your crushed garlic cloves in a small pinch bowl with the olive oil.

When there is about 2 minutes left on your broccoli eat the garlic infused olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Then bloom your spice blend in the oil for about 60-90 seconds.  You will smell it become very fragrant.  Then add the bread crumbs.  Toast the bread crumbs until lightly golden.  This will take about 2 minutes.

Drain the broccoli very well and return to a hot pan.  Cook off the excess water.  If you skip this step you will get soggy bread crumbs.   Add the toasted & fragrant bread crumbs to the cooked broccoli and toss to coast.  Serve warm.

No comments:

Post a Comment