Charred Broccoli with Tonnato, Pecorino, Lemon, and Chiles

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Charred Broccoli with Tonnato, Pecorino, Lemon, and Chiles
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Servings
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Ingredients
pounds broccoli, stems trimmed and peeled, cut into long florets
1 lemon, halved, and one of the halves cut into 4 wedges
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
Tonnato (optional)
WINE PAIRING
Instructions
HEAT the broiler.
SPREAD all the broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet and broil—with no oil—until it is slightly softened and nicely charred on most surfaces, turning once, 5 to 7 minutes. You can also do this on a grill, but you’ll need a grill basket.
PILE the broccoli into a bowl and squeeze the half lemon all over it.
SEASON with ½ teaspoon chile flakes and generous amounts of salt and black pepper.
ADD ¼ cup olive oil and toss.
TASTE and adjust the seasoning until it’s delicious.
ARRANGE the broccoli on a serving platter, grate a nice shower of pecorino over the top, sprinkle on the breadcrumbs, if using, and serve with the lemon wedges. Set out the tonnato as a dip.
Ingredients
pounds broccoli, stems trimmed and peeled, cut into long florets
1 lemon, halved, and one of the halves cut into 4 wedges
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
Tonnato (optional)
WINE PAIRING
Instructions
HEAT the broiler.
SPREAD all the broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet and broil—with no oil—until it is slightly softened and nicely charred on most surfaces, turning once, 5 to 7 minutes. You can also do this on a grill, but you’ll need a grill basket.
PILE the broccoli into a bowl and squeeze the half lemon all over it.
SEASON with ½ teaspoon chile flakes and generous amounts of salt and black pepper.
ADD ¼ cup olive oil and toss.
TASTE and adjust the seasoning until it’s delicious.
ARRANGE the broccoli on a serving platter, grate a nice shower of pecorino over the top, sprinkle on the breadcrumbs, if using, and serve with the lemon wedges. Set out the tonnato as a dip.

Excerpted from Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Laura Dart and A.J. Meeker.

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