Here's a high-flavored side dish worthy of the finest dinner menu. Fresh orange flavor and smoky chipotle pepper hit hot roasted broccoli and sizzle with goodness. Chicken, beef, or pork make fine partners.
2 (12-oz.) packages fresh broccoli florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange rind
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Combine broccoli and oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Place broccoli in a single layer on an ungreased jelly-roll pan. Roast at 450° for 15 to 17 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
While broccoli roasts, combine butter and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add roasted broccoli to bowl, and toss to coat. Serve hot.
This is one of our favorite broccoli recipes. The orange and chipotle butter are a great combination with the roasted broccoli. We first ran across this recipe in one of the Southern Living Christmas books and it has become a holiday staple ever since.