February 13, 2013 by dgarnett2013
Chargrilled broccoli with chilli and garlic: Ottolenghi – The Cookbook
Serves 2 – 4
- 2 heads of broccoli (approx. 500g)
- 115 ml olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 mild red chillies/jalepenos, thinly sliced
- coarse sea salt
- black pepper
- 4 anchovies, chopped (optional)
Separate the brocolli into florets and blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes – don’t be tempted to cook longer! Remove immediately to a bowl of ice water, then drain and leave to dry completely.
Once the broccoli is dry, toss with 40ml of the olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Place a griddle pan on high heat and leave for 5 minutes until smoking hot. Grill the broccoli in batches on the hot pan, turning to get lovely char marks on all sides.
While the broccoli is cooking, place the remaining oil in a small saucepan together with the garlic and chillies (and anchovies, if using) and cook on a medium heat until the garlic begins to turn golden brown. Be careful not to let the garlic and chilli burn – they will continue cooking in the hot oil even when off heat.
Pour the garlic and chilli oil over the hot broccoli and toss well. Season to taste and serve immediately or at room temperature.
Eaten the day the Pope resigned. Rose reading all about it.