High heat roasting is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It’s quick, easy and the broccoli emerges from the oven caramelized and full of flavor. In this recipe, the florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It’s as delicious as it sounds — addictive, even — and the broccoli has enough flavor to carry an entire meal. Pair it with simply grilled salmon or steak and dinner is done!
As you can see, the recipe calls for one of my favorite pantry staples: canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. There are about ten peppers in a can; since you’ll only need one or two, you can transfer the rest to a plastic container and save for other recipes. They keep for a long time in the refrigerator or freezer and there are endless delicious ways to use them. For some ideas, check out this very popular Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad, these Baja Fish Tacos and these Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas.
Begin by trimming the outer florets from the broccoli crowns. You want to keep the florets large, otherwise they’ll overcook.
Cut the center florets from the stalk and cut in half if necessary.
Next, mince the garlic and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, garlic, honey and salt.
Add the broccoli florets and toss with a spatula until evenly coated.
Place the florets on a baking sheet. (I use foil for easy clean-up.)
Roast for about 12 minutes until lightly browned, then sprinkle lime juice over top. That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!
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Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter
- 2 pounds broccoli crowns (be sure they are dry)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (use only 1 if you don't want the dish to be too spicy)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
- Cut the broccoli into 2-inch florets, leaving one to two inches of stems attached. Discard the remaining thick stalks. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, chipotle chili peppers, honey and salt and mix well. Add the broccoli and toss to coat evenly. Transfer the broccoli to the prepared baking sheet.
- Roast for about 12 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp-tender and lightly browned in spots. Sprinkle lime juice over top (go easy; a little goes a long way). Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer the broccoli to a serving dish. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bits of garlic and chipotle chili peppers off the foil and onto the broccoli. Serve hot.
- Per serving (4 servings)
- Calories: 211
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Sugar: 10g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 7g
- Sodium: 660mg
- Cholesterol: 31mg
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