Broccoli Cheese Dunk

Photo: Chris Court
Gooey and luscious, this addictive starter is like a deconstructed broccoli quesadilla.

Yield:

6

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, heads cut into 1-inch florets, stems peeled and diced
1 clove (large) garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt
1 pound provolone cheese, sliced
Warm tortillas, for serving

Preparation

Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8 inches from the heat. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the broccoli and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is browned in spots and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spices and oregano. Season with salt and cook for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook until the broccoli is tender and the liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes.

Arrange half of the cheese in 6 individual gratin dishes. Top with the broccoli and the remaining cheese. Broil for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and browned. Serve right away with warm tortillas.

Note:

Grace Parisi,

December 2012