Author Notes: You can add my name to the legions of fans of Ina Garten's roasted broccoli - it was a revelation for me! This is my spin on that dish. - arielleclementine - arielleclementine
Food52 Review: This recipe was a runner-up in last year's broccoli contest and we think it deserves a spot in the second cookbook. Here are our notes from last year: Arielleclementine's recipe is both easy enough to make every night and unusual enough to save for special occasions. The smoked paprika and garlic-infused oil contribute an earthy, peppery bite; when combined with the mellow acid of the sherry vinegar, it makes for a musky, balanced vinaigrette that complements the broccoli's natural sweetness, enhanced by roasting. And in our opinion, Marcona almonds, buttery and rich, are a great addition to pretty much anything. - A&M - A&M
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- kosher salt, for sprinkling
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1/4 cup marcona almonds
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the broccoli florets on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a hefty sprinkling of kosher salt. Roast for 20 minutes.
- While the broccoli is roasting, prepare the vinaigrette. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat until quite warm (about 2 minutes). Stir in the minced garlic and the smoked paprika and remove the pan from the heat. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Put the sherry vinegar and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the paprika oil. Try to leave most of the solids (paprika and garlic) in the skillet, if possible.
- After 20 minutes, remove the broccoli from the oven and toss the marcona almonds on top. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette, toss, and serve immediately.
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