How to Make Frozen Broccoli Not Taste Like Shit
The main thing to focus on here, isn't the recipe, it's the technique. Charring your vegetables, frozen or not, is a simple way to elevate your dishes.
Make sure your pan is piping hot before you begin cooking
Use oil - oil isn't completely necessary when cooking, I know, but for a good sear/char, it is
Medium to high heat
Cook your vegetables in a single layer. with empty space between each piece (as shown below). If you don't leave space, the veggies will steam. and won't develop that char we're trying to create
Flip only once!
This recipe is flexible. I like to add garlic, lemon, sometimes Parmesan. For simplicity's sake, I'll list the most basic version +truffle (I know, I know), and you add what you want. Cool? Cool.
Salt and Pepper
Truffle Zest if you're extra like me
Heat oil/butter. If you have both, use both. Oil will help your food not stick, butter'll add flavor.
Place broccoli in the pan and let it sear for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, season with salt and pepper. If you're using frozen broccoli, adjust the cook time accordingly.
Remove from heat and finish with flake salt and a touch of truffle zest.
***Chef's kiss*** no?