Saturday, April 25, 2009

Baked Broccoli with Cheese

Believe it or not. I usually blanch my broccoli and eat them with steamed rice and other dishes (Chinese meal) or baked fish and potatoes (Western meal). How boring can this get. But I am used to that. Here is another simple variation to flavor up some blanched broccoli, oven-style (...means easy-style).

Baked Broccoli with Cheese
Ingredients: Butter, olive oil (butter and olive oil enough to just oil the pan surface), salt and fresh ground black pepper, 2-3 shallots thinly sliced, 1 garlic minced, blanched broccoli, cheddar cheese

1. Melt some butter+olive oil mix in a pan and saute shallots for 5 mins, add garlic, continue saute, seasoned with salt and pepper
2. When shallots turn soft/caramelized (without overcooking and burning the garlic), turn off heat. Set aside.
3. Place blanched broccoli on aluminium foil or baking dish, and pour the shallot+garlic mixture on broccoli and toss well.
4. Top the broccoli with cheese and baked in pre-heated oven 180degC for 5-8 mins till the cheese melts.

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