Spicy Roast Garlic Broccoli

by ImmaculateBites on 15 September, 2014

 Spicy Roast Garlic Broccoli -Tossed in garlic , onion  red pepper  and spiced with cayenne and cajun salt.

Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Hope you had a great weekend and did not run into to much trouble.  Now, here is a question for you

 

Did you do some over eating this weekend like I did?  If you did am going to give you a chance to redeem your self with this  Spicy roast garlic broccoli   recipe. It ‘s healthy, it’s easy and it is quite tasty.

 Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

I know, speaking from experience broccoli is not at the top of my favorite food. But, you know you have to eat them, because of all its health benefits – Right?

Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

Let’s just say it is healthy eating Monday people! And healthy eating should not be boring and this Spicy roast garlic broccoli is not.   

Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

There are several ways of making this  spicy roast garlic  broccoli. You can make it without blanching, if you are in a hurry, but it would not retain its nice green color.

Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

Or you can blanch, then drain out the water and roast, or you can blanch, drain toss with spicy garlic oil and bell peppers. You can’t go wrong with this.

Spicy Roast garlic broccoli

What am trying to say is that there is no wrong or right way….whatever works for you. Be careful when roasting so the garlic does not burn.

This is just a guidelines you can add more or less o oil, salt, garlic, pepper or even toss with Parmesan cheese. You decide.

Pair this broccoli with just about anything. It is simple and elegant

 

Enjoy

5.0 from 2 reviews
Roast Broccoli with Garlic,Onions and Red Repper
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1- ½ pounds broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Olive oil or canola oil
  • ¾ teaspoon Cajun salt or more adjust to taste
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ sliced medium onions
  • 1 small red pepper sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pan set over medium low heat, combine the canola oil, chopped garlic, onions and red bell pepper and Cajun spice. Let this mixture sit for a little bit about 5 minutes.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, then blanch broccoli for about 1-2 minutes remove, and drain. Then toss with parts of the garlic mixture.
  3. Arrange the broccoli in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Roast for 16-20 minutes, until cooked through and slightly brown.
  4. Put the roasted broccoli back in the bowl and toss with remaining garlic, onion and red pepper mixture. Adjust seasoning salt freshly ground pepper.
  5. Serve warm.

 

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Green Seasoning Chicken

by ImmaculateBites on 8 September, 2014

Grill Chicken with Caribbean green seasoning  - the seasoning  doubles as the marinade and sauce. It’s a quick and easy, paleo, gluten-free and  Chicken licking good! 

Green Seasoning Chicken

 

Happy Monday Everyone! You want to know something? I always have this Caribbean green seasoning in my freezer -all the time.

Green seasoning

 It pairs well with absolutely ANY grill food – a little goes a long way- smear it on fish, steak, vegetables and my favorite – chicken before grilling or roasting. Or stir it into stews, soups and anything that is just not quite right- scrambled eggs, salad dressing and canned sauce and it is all good. It last a long time in the refrigerator so you do not have to freeze it, if you do a lot of cooking.

Green seasoning chicken

If you have never tried this sauce it packs a punch of flavor and takes only a few minutes to put together and you can adjust the spice blend to suit your preference.  Don’t care for Cilantro?  Don’t use it.  Too much garlic or ginger?  Reduce the quantity.  Cooking for kids? Get rid of the pepper.You get the idea right?

It is herb blend you can add or remove any herb or spice that is not to your likening. There are many, many variations on this green seasoning.  If you are heat seeker then go for it – two, three, ten… am not counting. Let the your taste buds guide you.

Green Seasoning chicken

Here, I used this green seasoning on chicken to create a quick, yet flavorful weeknight chicken with minimal effort or prep work. The chicken is seasoned with salt, fresh ground black pepper or Cajun seasoning and then marinated with the green seasoning. If you can, marinate the chicken for several hours or overnight to let it penetrate the chicken.  Most of the time it is a spur of the moment dinner so I do not have time to marinade.

Green seasoning chicken

Green seasoning is a traditional Caribbean or African seasoning and it’s sorta like Argentina chimichurri. You can freeze the remaining seasoning or simmer and serve with chicken.

Green Seasoning chicken

This  green seasoning chicken is great with a side of vegetable, this baked crispy fries or Caribbean rice and beans any your favorite side order

Enjoy!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Green Seasoning Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped celery (leafy part)
  • ½ cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup chopped sweet basil
  • 1-tablespoon rosemary
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon bouillon powder (optional)
  • Water or vegetable oil
  • 31/2 - 5-pound chicken cut up
  • 2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (adjust to taste and size)
  • ½ teaspoon bouillon powder
  • I lime or lemon
Instructions
  1. Green Seasoning.
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender into a fine paste. You might have to do this in several batches. Add just enough water to facilitate blending. If you are using a food processor you do not need liquid.
  3. Store it in glass jars with air tight lids and place them in the fridge to be use in a couple of days or you can pour it in a ice cube tray and freeze them. After they are completely frozen remove and store in zip lock bags for up to 2 months. Thaw before using.
  4. Trim chicken of excess fat and pat dry with a cloth or paper napkin. Rub with lemon, and 2 teaspoons creole spice or season with salt and pepper. Then add about ¼ cup green seasoning. Freeze the rest or reserve to serve with chicken
  5. When ready to roast. Using a thong remove chicken green seasoning marinade and remove excess marinate. Reserve the marinade
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°.
  7. Roast chicken until the skin is nicely browned for about 40-45 minutes depending on the size of your chicken. There should be no pink near the thighbone and the juices run clear. As you are cooking check both white meat and dark meat. If the white meat is cooked before the dark meat, take it out and set it on the serving plate until all the other parts of chicken is ready
  8. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  9. Grilling .
  10. When ready to grill. Using a thong remove chicken from the green seasoning marinade and remove excess marinate. Reserve the marinade
  11. Preheat grill to medium- high heat.
  12. Place chicken on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes an each side you may need to turn the chicken occasionally on each side until it is cooked all the way. Do this in batches if you have a small grill
  13. While cooking you may occasionally baste with green seasoning
  14. If desire in a small saucepan simmer the remaining green seasoning marinade and the one from the chicken for about 7 minutes. Serve with chicken or mix with chicken.

Green Seasoning Chicken

Green Seasoning Chicken

Green Seasoning Chicken

Green seasoning chicken

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