Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
8 Mins
Total Time
18 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

The bold flavors of chile paste and dark sesame oil call for pairing with a robust entrée like grilled salmon, tuna, or beef.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place a small roasting pan in oven. Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Place broccoli in a large bowl; drizzle with oil. Toss to coat. Add sambal, salt, and sugar to broccoli mixture; toss. Add broccoli mixture to hot roasting pan; toss. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes; remove from oven. Add garlic to pan; stir. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until broccoli is lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

AltheaVet's Review

September 20, 2013
Wow! This was fantastic! Not overly spicy so I think I can include it for a big dinner party. I used pre-minced garlic and rooster sauce.

wendolonia's Review

September 07, 2013
Holy wow -- this was good! Like standing over the baking sheet eating the rest after dinner good.

akshirey's Review

January 07, 2013
Very tasty. Always on the lookout for good broccoli recipes and this was just what my family was craving!!

LoveCookingLite's Review

January 01, 2013
You can easily adjust the spice level with the sambal oelek! I've made this dish for many guests and I always get a great reaction.

myrtlelj's Review

October 09, 2012
For a different twist...After roasting broccoli (only did florets from 3 stalks) added: 1 1/2 Tbs. soy sauce, 1/2 Tbs. lemon juice, 1 minced garlic, and 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger and a splash of sesame oil. May need to micro a bit to reheat.

NikAdams's Review

August 23, 2012

dudleysgd's Review

January 09, 2012

dmloss's Review

December 30, 2011
I thought this was good, but I would have liked a little more flavor to the broccoli. There were pieces that didn't seem to have any flavor from the sauce. I will probably make this again, but I think I would double the oil and spices.

maddypotpie's Review

August 23, 2011
Most of the reviewers said to use less salt than the recipe called for, but I think the recipe calls for the perfect amount. Next time I will add a little more chili paste for our tastes. Pretty good for roasted broccoli.

bubbles72855's Review

August 19, 2011