Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Broccoli Madness Naked Casserole (V)

Cooking skills focus: Sauteeing, baking, balancing flavors

2 T cooking oil
1 onion, sliced thinly
½ head garlic, cloves peeled & sliced thickly

5 broccoli crowns, quartered and sliced ½” thick
4 Yukon gold potatoes, cut into medium dice (1/2” on a side)
5 carrots, cut into half moons ¼” thick
4 T olive oil
½ C water
Salt & pepper TT (lots)
1 T besar spice blend

2 lemons, juiced
½ bu parsley, chopped fine

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat, then add the 2 T cooking oil. Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and cook 3-4 minutes more. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the onions and garlic with all the remaining ingredients except the lemon juice and parsley. Season with salt, pepper and besar spice blend. Transfer to a baking dish, add the water, cover and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
4. Top with the lemon juice and parsley and serve.

Note: You can get besar spice blend in Seattle at World Spice Merchants.

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