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Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce & Sesame Seeds

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli florets (see trimming instructions)
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce, gluten-free if needed
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 T sesame seeds, toasted

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/220C.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. (Use the biggest one you have.)
  3. Cut broccoli into pieces about 2 inches long.
  4. Then cut through stems just to where florets start, and break apart so broccoli is in same-sized pieces. (This method of cutting through the stems and then breaking the broccoli apart also eliminates the mess when you cut broccoli and small bits fall off.)
  5. Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce or coconut aminos, and sesame oil.
  6. Place broccoli in a plastic mixing bowl and toss well that mixture.
  7. Arrange the broccoli in a single layer on a baking sheet. I like to make sure any flat sides are touching the baking sheet for the best browning
  8. Roast 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, stir or turn broccoli pieces over and then continue roasting 5 minutes more, or until broccoli is tender-crisp and slightly browned on the edges. (The step of turning it over is only to get more even browning; you can roast it without turning if you prefer.)
  10. While broccoli roasts, toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over very high heat for 30-60 seconds.
  11. When broccoli is done, arrange on serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  12. Serve hot.

PRO-TIPS:

You can use coconut aminos for the Paleo or Whole 30 version of this recipe.