5-minute Flash-Roasted Broccoli

Need to roast your veggies quickly? Try this flash-roasting method!
Ian Birnam
October 19, 2021

When you want to roast your veggies, but don't have the time

We talked before about how roasting your veggies is one of the best ways to get the most flavor out of them (cause boiling veggies sucks). But by the time your oven pre-heats, the veggies roast for 20-30 minutes, it's been way too long - think of all the THINGS you could've done!

If you're short on time, here's how you can flash-roast your broccoli to still get that roasted flavor in a fraction of the time:

What you need:


  1. Put oil in the skillet, crank the heat as high as it can go
  2. after ~1-2 minutes, place the broccoli in the skillet - aim to have each floret touch the skillet
  3. Cover with a lid and let it cook for ~3 minutes without touching it
  4. Uncover, pour the water in the skillet, then immediately cover again
  5. Uncover, season, and then stir the broccoli around the skillet
  6. Serve!

The hot skillet should char the broccoli, and then the water steams it to finish the cooking process! Feel free to try this with some other vegetables as well! Serve with leftover pizza (or, you know....some chicken and sweet potatoes I guess....) and you're good to go!

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