I was first introduced to the concept of burnt broccoli in PaleOMG’s Instagram feed. I was intrigued. I had to try it. And OMG, was it good. No more limp steamed farty-smelling broccoli for this girl!
Our version uses Abilene Depot Steak & Burger Seasoning (not just for steaks & burgers!) to give it an extra smoky flavor. It’s crispy, and wow — when paired with our spicy aioli sauce — makes an amazing Paleo-friendly snack, side dish, or hors d’oeuvre.
Our spicy aioli starts out as homemade mayo (from this recipe) and adds a bit of sriracha hot sauce and Three Kings Smoky+Spicy+Sweet Rub to give a delightfully smoky sweet flavor to the aioli.
Burnt Broccoli with Spicy Three Kings Aioli
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20-25 min Yields: 4 servings
Abilene Depot Steak & Burger Rub: This seasoning is great in any dish as a salt-and-pepper upgrade. Its smoked sea salt enhances that smoky caramelized flavor that develops as the broccoli roasts and crisps.
Three Kings Smoky+Spicy+Sweet Rub: Most spicy aiolis are simply Sriracha sauce mixed with mayo. Three Kings levels up that flavor -- taking it from a one-dimensional heat to layers of smoky, spicy, and sweet flavor.
I love when I get to entertain my inner geek in the name of more flavorful food. This week, I experimented with sous vide cooking. Even better, I got to build and wire a controller to save about $450 of the cost of buying a fancy sous vide machine.