These may not be very pretty but they’re really good! I probably shouldn’t have put them on a green plate, though 😉
12 oz. broccoli florets, blanched for 2 minutes in boiling water
1/4 yellow onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 c. bread crumbs or gluten free crackers
2/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper
Dash of chili paste
Preheat the broiler.
Saute the onion and garlic in some olive oil.
Place the broccoli, onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs (or crackers) in the Cuisinart. Pulse until smooth. Add the chili paste and seasonings. Mix. Add the cheese and mix.
Put the entire mixture into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
Grease a baking dish. Place a tablespoon dollop of the broccoli mixture on the baking dish.
Broil on high for about 3 minutes or until brown on top. Turn them over and broil again for a few minutes, making sure they don’t burn.
I had previously posted a recipe with asparagus and eggs that was a staple in my family growing up. This is a variation on it – and a good one, I have to say!
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
1/3 c thinly sliced shallots
1 T. thyme
2 cups sliced shitake mushroom caps
3 gloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 T. butter
Juice of half a lemon
Heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the shallots, thyme and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add the asparagus and cook for a few minutes. Add the broth and cover the pan until the asparagus are tender. Reduce the broth down to about 2 tablespoons. Remove from the heat and add the butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
While the asparagus is cooking, heat another pan. Melt some butter. Fry 2 eggs until stiff but still have a runny yoke.
Plate the asparagus and mushrooms. Top with a fried egg. Pour some of the butter mixture (from both pans) over the top. Sprinkle with some more pepper.
Before eating, break the yolk until it flows over the asparagus. Yum!