Roasted Broccolini with Pears and Parmesan -Reggiano
This recipe is very simple and so delicious. The trick is not cooking the pears but just tossing them with the cooked broccolini to warm them up. Make sure you get Parmesan-Reggiano, it has a complex flavor, where just a little can make the dish pop. Who knew pears and broccolini would pair!
2 bunches broccolini, ends trimmed (or 1 pound broccoli, thinly sliced lengthwise, stem and all)
2 Pears, semi soft, sliced
Parmesan-Reggiano for grating
Preferred roasting oil…not coconut
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prep all ingredients as listed above.
In a baking dish, toss broccolini in roasting oil. Roast broccolini until it becomes a bright green color, generally 15-20 minutes.
Remove broccolini from oven and toss the sliced pears with broccolini.
Plate broccolini and shave parmesan to desired quantity. Just remember a little goes a long way.
Recipe counts: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat. Don’t forget to count your veggies!