IMG_1264Happily Eleanor and Beth both love vegetables, but sometimes it’s fun to spice them up a little. This is a really simple way of yumming up brocollini! The day I learned that blanching green veggies makes their color pop was a very fun day!

Red chili flakes
1 cup finely shredded pecorino romano cheese
Salt and pepper


  1.    Preheat oven to 400F
  2.   Bring a large  pot of salted water to boil
  3.   Prepare an ice bath – large dish of ice water
  4.   Trim the stems of the brocollini
  5.    Drop the brocollini in to the boiling water for 30 – 60 seconds (watch the color change!)
  6.    Remove the brocollini from the boiling water and immediately submerge in the ice bath to stop the cooking and freeze the color.
  7.    Once cool remove from the ice water and pat dry.
  8.    Lay the brocollini on a large baking tray, sprinkle on red chili flakes, pepper and cheese
  9.    Bake for 15 mins, till cheese is crisp and brocollini slightly brown in places.