Creamy Roasted Broccoli

PREP TIME: 10min
COOK TIME: 15min
SERVES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, florets removed, about 2 large bunches, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest, plus juice from 1 large orange
  • Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

Method

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2
Put 2/3 of the broccoli in a large bowl with the olive oil and orange juice; season
with salt and pepper and toss well to coat.
Transfer the broccoli to a large rimmed baking sheet in 1 layer and roast until
just tender with golden brown edges, approximately 15 minutes.

Step 3
Meanwhile, pour the cream into a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, add the
remaining broccoli, garlic, and orange zest and bring to a gentle simmer over
medium-low heat. Cook until the cream has reduced to half its original volume and
the broccoli is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Step 4
With a hand-held immersion blender, potato masher, or food processor, blend or
pulse the cream and broccoli mixture until coarsely blended and still a bit chunky.
Gently fold in the roasted broccoli; taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve warm.

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