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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.

Pan-Roasted Broccoli

Pan-Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients/Shopping List:


  • 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?

Pan-Roasted Broccoli

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