Monday, October 27, 2014

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy
Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter

It should come as no surprise that any vegetable is better when roasted. If you have never tried grilling broccoli, you are missing out on a treat. My wonderful hubby never eats his broccoli. I mean push-it-around-on-a-plate-never. He had three – and I mean THREE!! helpings when I served this.  Try it immediately on your nearest broccoli hater. The vegetable chars, becomes tender and smoky at the same time. Tossing the warmed broccoli with lime butter, honey and chipotle Tabasco…just sublime.
  • 6 Tb unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lime – remove all zest & chop, save juice
  • 1 Tb Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely grated
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 heads of broccoli, stems trimmed, cut into large florets
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 C crumbled queso fresco, or farmers’ cheese

In a bowl, stir the softened butter with lime zest, lime juice, Tabasco, honey and garlic. Season lightly with kosher salt.  Keep at room temperature if using soon. It can be made ahead, refrigerated overnight, and soften at room temperature before using.
Broccoli and seasoning
Light a grill. Preheat. Drizzle broccoli florets with olive oil and season with salt. Grill over moderately high heat, turning the florets occasionally, until crisp-tender and lightly charred, about 8 minutes.
On the grill. Note the gizmo to keep broccoli from falling through the cracks.
Transfer broccoli to a platter and toss with lime butter. Garnish with queso fresco, a light dash of olive oil, and serve.

Give this a try soon….you and others will love it.


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