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What's for Dinner? Bulls Broccoli

By Caitlin Klein in Food on May 2, 2011 6:00PM

As our beloved Chicago Bulls continue to surprise and delight, the city's eyes will be on the team tonight as they play at home against the Atlanta Hawks. We weren't lucky enough to score tickets, but we (and now you, too) can make Chicagoist's own Bulls Broccoli at home to eat during the game.

This recipe uses red and black pepper - Bulls colors, of course. Experiment with the levels of garlic to suit your own taste. The red pepper flakes make this dish pretty hot. We hope that the Bulls will be on fire tonight just like your mouth will be.

Ingredients (Serves 3-4)
One head of broccoli, rinsed
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon of red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons olive oil

-Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
-Cut broccoli off the stalk into bite-sized florets.
-In a mixing bowl, combine the broccoli with the oil, garlic, and garlic salt. Toss to coat.
-Spread the florets onto a baking sheet. You don’t want them too close. If you crowd them, the moisture from inside the broccoli will steam the pieces. By spreading the broccoli out, you’re allowing it to roast.
-Sprinkle black and red pepper onto the broccoli. Turn around to witness Derrick Rose hit yet another 3-pointer.
-Roast for 16-18 minutes, flipping once. Serve immediately.