Healthy Easy & Delicious Sriracha Roasted Broccoli
Unfortunately, I am still feeling under the weather. This nasty cold I’ve had for the past 6 weeks apparently really likes hanging out with me because I can’t get rid of it. Since it’s ideal to eat healthy while sick, I’m trying to put as many nutrient dense foods in my body as I can, including eating a lot of fresh vegetables.
During the winter months, I use my oven a lot and I’m roasting everything I can get my little hands on, especially veggies. I love oven roasting them because it’s quick, super easy, and they stay tender crisp. Broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, and kale are what’s in-season so it’s what I use the most.
I also tend to be a little boring and normally just season with salt and pepper, but lately I’ve been on a spicy food kick, so I decided to do a spicy broccoli recipe. Plus, chili peppers have been used for hundreds of years to help fight illness and colds, so I have high hopes the capsaicin will eventually knock this head cold out of me soon.
After spying my fish sauce bottle next to the Sriracha, I imagined what the flavors would be like if I mixed the two together and roasted some broccoli in it. I know a lot of people might be turned off by using fish sauce, but I use it to replace salt in many recipes. It’s also pretty common place now and grocery stores even carry it in stock, so it’s easy to find. A little tip thou: always read the fish sauce label and make sure there are only have two ingredients in that bottle: anchovies and salt.
Red Boat Premium Fish Sauce is the best, all natural, fish sauce and the only one I ever use. No worries if you can’t find fish sauce, just leave it out of this Sriracha Roasted Broccoli recipe and substitute an equal amount of soy sauce.
- 2 medium sized broccoli heads about 6 cups of florets
- 1 1/2 Tb olive oil
- 1 Tb Sriracha
- 1 1/2 tsp fish sauce or soy sauce
- 1 Tb toasted sesame seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Separate broccoli into bite-sized florets, cutting the larger ones in half, and place on baking sheet.
- Mix together the olive oil, Sriracha, and fish sauce or soy sauce in a small bowl. Pour sauce over broccoli and toss to coat well.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until browned and tender.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over top and serve immediately.