I used to stick to root type veggies, like sweet potatoes, onions, parsnips, potatoes, onions etc. I branched out to Brussels sprouts a few years ago, and immediately fell in love all over again with the wee little cabbage guys. Asparagus followed shortly thereafter, and was added to the yum list. I think it was last year that I read somewhere about roasting cauliflower, which, of course, I tried right away. Wow! Once you have had it roasted, you will never settle for steamed again! It gives it a nutty sweetness that is downright addictive. So, adding broccoli, it had to be done. I am hooked. I think I could eat a whole pan of roasted cauliflower and broccoli myself, it is better than candy (notice I did not say chocolate…) It is so simple, and looks beautiful, with all those roasty brown tips….OK, now I am getting hungry again!
1 large head broccoli
1 medium head cauliflower
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut apart broccoli and cauliflower, and evenly distribute flowerets on large pan with an edge, like a jelly roll pan, or even a large roasting pan.
Lightly drizzle with olive oil, I probably use 3-4 tbsp max, then sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. My salt of choice is coarse sea salt, use whichever is your favourite. Use hands to mix in oil, S&P, to evenly distribute.
Be sure to stir a few times during the cooking time.
Great accompaniment to Sticky Sweet Spicy Chicken.