Air Fryer, Air Fried, Instant Pot, Vortex Plus, Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan
So I’m still having the greatest time using my new Air Fryer — between my air fryer and my Instant Pot, I no longer use the stove. LOL.
I am wondering how long it becomes an obsolete cooking appliance. I am also using it to see what and how I can cook stuff.
This is one of my favorite dishes that I have made this week because it was so easy, and the flavor of the broccoli was completely enhanced, and there is nothing to the recipe.
This is one of my kid’s favorite vegetables since they were toddlers. And, wherever we went, they would order them. So, now that I am armed with my new air fryer, I thought I would take this for a test. And, see how good I could get them.
Broccoli has gained popularity in the past few years, now if you head to any produce market, you can find broccoli in a variety of ways, including broccoli rice for, the possibilities are endless. I have not made that as yet, but it is on my growing list of recipes, I want to try in the air fryer.
Let’s talk about broccoli since many of us know very little about it.
- Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning that it is in the same family as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, broccoli rabe, bok choy, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts
- The cruciferous family of vegetables has been more popular in recent years because scientist found that they hold cancer-fighting properties.
- Broccoli has a lot of fiber, over 9 grams of fiber, but at the same time very low in calories.
Here are some hints on how to purchase broccoli:
- Should be dense, the heavier the better.
- Leaves on fresh broccoli are dark and green
- Florets should be tight
- No dark spots on the broccoli this shows that it is old, and should be avoided.
- The broccoli’s stem should be white with no dark patches
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A really easy and delicious way to serve up broccoli, roasted to perfection with garlic and Parmesan cheese, a truly awesome side dish.
- 1 pound broccoli floets
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cut the broccoli, so you only have small florets. Put them into a bowl.
Mix the garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese with the broccoli.
Set the pan into the oven and set the timer for 4 minutes at 350 degrees F. When the time is up, mix well, and return for another 2 minutes (same temperature)
Plate, serve and enjoy!