Friday, 22 May 2015

Roasted Broccoli with Bacon


Ever since I tried Broccoli Bagna Cauda I am very fond of roasted broccoli. To me, roasting is an easier way to cook broccoli compared to stir frying. I mean, I still love my broccoli stir fry but this is my preferred cooking method now.

It was a gloomy Sunday, the same Sunday when I made Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs. There was not enough light in the house and these days I am very fussy about my photos hah..hah... So after taking shots of my BBQ ribs, it was the broccoli's turn to strike a pose.


I was in a hurry and dashed outside before checking if anyone was around. As I was heading to my spot, my opposite neighbor saw me and he waved frantically in greeting. I smiled and waved back. Alamak. But it's OK, he probably thought I brought a bowl out to feed the birds muahahahaha! Besides, my garden is quite the jungle, so I could hide behind the foliage.


Once I was done, it was time to dig in. How could this not be delicious, eh? Bacon makes everything and anything taste good. Even broccoli. But I happen to love broccoli, so this is double the enjoyment. Have a go. I promise you that this is good. Very good!










Roasted Broccoli with Bacon
Recipe source : Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients :
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
- 4 slices of smoked streaky bacon, cut into small pieces
- 5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil

Method :
1. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
2. Place broccoli, garlic and bacon on the tray.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Drizzle generously with olive oil and use your hands to rub olive oil into the broccoli.
5. Spread all the ingredients in a single layer and roast at 180C for 20-30 minutes or until broccoli is tender but still crisp.
6. Serve immediately.


52 comments:

  1. Good morning Phong Hong and happy Friday.. Simple yet delicious dish.. I'd normally stir fry my broccoli, but your version more senang, everything into the oven.. Nice.. No need to open wok and fry bacon then fry broccoli..

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    1. Hi Louiz! The weekend is almost over sobs! Yes, this is a very senang way of cooking broccoli. My favorite way :)

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  2. Looks good...but I have had my fill of ham and bacon after having eaten it non-stop - people kept giving me...and I'm also suffering from a hangover after an overdose of chocolates and Scottish shortbread. Staying off all those right now. I like broccoli, Chinese style, with beef...or canned topshell, nice!

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    1. Next time when you have excess stock of ham and bacon, please send them over. Don't torture yourself by eating too much of it. hee..hee...

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  3. Wow, this looks easy enough for lazy me to prepare!

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  4. When I saw Broccoli Bagna Cauda, I immediately clicked on the link. I love bagna cauda too, ever since I first tried it here....http://eatwhateatwhere.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-red-beanbag-publika.html

    I'm not a big fan of green vegetables....and, by that, I literarily mean those that are green coloured ;D But I know green veges are good for me, so I'm game to try roasting it....especially with bagna cauda (as I don't like it stir-fried)!

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    1. Kris, if you love bagna cauda then you must make it at home. It's very easy and yet tastes so good!

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  5. I like to eat brocoli but am also very picky eater.,.... doesnt like over cooked ones.

    Hmmm with bacon ah,..sedap max

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    1. Overcooked broccoli is horrible!

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  6. At first I thought you stole my photos to post in your blog! XD

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    1. Yeah and I stole your recipe too. heee...heee...

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  7. Nice... I love broccoli. :)

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  8. Bacon is my favourite too..goes well with everything.

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  9. I must try this super easy recipe! But first, must go get the bacon and broccoli!!!

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  10. hahaha.. luckily it was just a small bowl of broccoli, so that your neighbour did not suspect anything and thought you might be just trying to feed some animals.. i wonder if you bake a cake later, and the light isn't good inside the house, you bring out one big cake and the neighbour might have thought "oh, this auntie next door must be baking some cakes to share with us, how nice".. and then stand there showing his/her biggest smile, or worse yell into the house and tell all kids to come out to welcome the cake!! huhuhu.. i guess you just need to do that stealthily.. call up your neighbour to check if anyone's home beforehand~~ :D

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    1. hah..hah...hopefully I won't have to bring any cake outside.

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  11. oooh.. this broccoli with bacon looks good leh, simple and yet nice.. me okay okay with broccoli lah, but definitely like it more than cauliflower.. and with bacon, OMG, you know how much i love bacon right?? this must be something so "ngum" me, probably i'll just pick all bacons and left only broccoli in the bowl, muahahahaha!! naughty SK.. but i doubt i will do so lah, i guess i will just wallop the bowl clean, lick whatever juice on it - CLEAN!!! :p

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    1. The broccoli will taste good so I won't be surprised if you also wallop the broccoli :D

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  12. broccoli goes well with bacon, like most of green veggies:)

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  13. Hi Phong Hong, I have tried cooking blanched brocolli with bacon mushroom sauce which was good but didn't post the recipe cos' the photos weren't well taken. Didn't know roasting these 2 ingredients together also 'boleh buat'. Must be very fragrant with the bacon. Simple and nice.

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    1. Kimmy, I find roasting very convenient compared to blanching. I'm quite lazy sometimes hah..hah...

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  14. I love bacon in greens. Once I even cooked bacon with cabbage :D

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  15. Wow! That I have to try!

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  16. Best. Combo. Ever. I really want to try this!

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  17. This dish looks like something Realgunner will cook for his meal. Must be really tasty for you. I like to eat broccoli too but steamed ones.

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    1. Yeah, he thought I stole his recipe hah..hah,,

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  18. One of my favourite veggie - broccoli

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  19. This dish is so simple to prepare. I love it and i will try cook for my family one of these days.

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  20. Hi Phong Hong,
    Yes this is yummy-licious! Occasionally I made roast broccoli with bacon and added some pine nuts to 'lurk' my big boy to eat more broccoli.

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    1. Karen, you are so clever hah..hah..got bacon sure he will eat :)

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  21. The broccoli adds so much freshness to the plate! Speaking of broccoli, I just had a big plate of it... =)

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  22. Bacons and broccoli are both my favourites! You need to feed me this winning recipe to convince me that they are really as good as you guaranteed! *hint. *hint

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  23. So simple yet so yummy! I love dishes like this. Can't say it's healthy tho but who cares? It's yummy...I have but one life to live ....

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    1. Hi Ping! Hey, who says it's not healthy? It's VERY healthy! hee..hee...

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  24. Hi Phong Hong, Broccoli and bacons are my family favourite and I'm sure they will love this dish. Have bookmarked it.

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