You will need...
- LOTS of broccoli florets
- Red onions
- A pack of your favorite bacon
- Herbs and seasoning of your choice
- Olive oil
This dish began as a side created for St. Patrick's Day and originally began as oven roasted broccoli with onions. Have you ever thought of roasting broccoli before? Well we hadn't…I know strange as we roast all our other veggies normally and then generally steam the broccoli.
So prepare your broccoli and peel and cut your onions into chunky chunks. Lay all of them on a baking tray and sprinkle generously with your chosen seasoning. We used Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute which is my favorite mixed herbs and spices mix right now. The glug a generous amout of olive oil onto the tray over your broccoli and onions. Roast on a hight heat (450*) for 15 mins until the broccoli and onions are tender.
Because we had a ton of leftovers we decided to create dish number 2… Broccoli and Bacon. We cut up 5/6 or more rashers of our favorite bacon, that being Trader Joe's Apple Smoked right now :) Fry up the bacon pieces until cooked a little crispy. Drain off the the majority of the bacon fat and then add the broccoli to the pan, shallow frying it in a little of the bacon fat then add the bacon back to the pan and heat through.
OMGosh this dish, be it lunch, brunch or a side to accompany meat is delicious. We are HUGE fans of broccoli in our house SO with the added plus of bacon, which makes everything better right?!… it HAS to be a recipe for SUCCESS!