Blistered Broccoli With Garlic and Chilies

blistered-broccoli-garlic-chilies Mark Jordan


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt


1. Preheat a cast-iron griddle or large skillet over high heat. Place broccoli on dry griddle and char until blistered on 1 side. Turn and char other side. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.

2. In a separate large skillet, warm oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Pour oil mixture over broccoli and turn to coat. Let marinate for 10 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt and lemon zest. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 179
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Sodium per serving: 196mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 78mg

Good to Know

Almost-but-not-quite burning certain veggies deepens flavor as the sugars caramelize. This style also works well with arugula, lettuce, and chard.
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