So here’s the thing. I’m lazy. I love to cook sure, but I find the end result of cleaning up a shit load of pots and pans annoying. Over the past 18 months or so I have fully embraced the concept of ‘one pot cooking’. Because I am lazy. AND the other thing? No one ever explains to you that you can DO this. That you can throw all the stuff in together, rather than doing what you ‘think’ you should do – like cook all the bits then bring them together at the end on the plate. I’m here to tell you people: BRING IT TOGETHER IN THE ONE POT.
About a year ago I discovered that you can throw the spinach in with the potatoes at the very end of the roasting process, and they will cook. Huh. Before that I would have fried them up separately in a different pan. So then I thought…why not throw in other stuff at the end? Like LOTS OF OTHER STUFF AT THE END. And I discovered the joy that is: ROASTED BROCCOLI.
This is the permission you have been waiting for. Throw as much shit in at last 10 mins of the roasting that you like. Broccoli? COURSE YOU CAN. Spinach? Yuh huh. Brussel sprouts? You bet your pretty arse you can. Cauliflower? YEAH YOU DID. All of the things people. All of the things. Here’s how it rolls:
Tonight I made a roast chicken (with graby as Harps likes to call it) and I roasted the tatties as I am want to do. So you check what’s in your fridge for what’s left in there. Tonight I had a bunch of broccolini, broccoli and a few beetroots. So you chop them…
And place them thusly on your bench with flowers in the background, stand back and ponder. Instagram optional (although I find it essential).
Then when those potatoes are about 10 mins off being ready throw it all into that hot roasting pan, give it a toss with your vegie spatula thingy and shut the oven door.
10-12 mins later you will have crispy, delicious, still a bit crunchy but yummy, coated in those potato oil goodness veggies. ALL FROM THE SAME PAN.
And that? Is what I’m talkin’ about. You will be too. Promise.
You know one time? At Rob’s Dad farm? I ROASTED BOK CHOY. For about 5 mins. I did! I just did.
What do you roast?