Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's for Thanksgiving? 11/17/11

GOOD NEWS! I got a turkey breast! yay! Well, actually, I ordered it. I will pick it up on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. I ordered it from a Butcher who sells all natural turkey. So that is going to be awesome. Except I've never cooked a fresh turkey breast. I'm assuming it won't be much different than cooking a thawed frozen one.

On to the recipe for today. Liz's Famous Broccoli (i've been cooking it this way since long before it went up on pinterest).

Not my picture. Came from pinterest. :)

What you'll need:
-Fresh broccoli florets (I will probably use two bunches for Turkey Day. chop them off the bunches. Wash and allow ample time to dry before cooking)
-Half of a lemon
-Olive Oil
-3 cloves of Garlic, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 (or if you're like me, just put it in the oven with whatever else you're cooking and adjust cooking time. Lower the temp the longer the cooking time!).  In a large bowl with a lit, place the broccoli, 3-4 tbsp olive oil (or less if it will cover the broccoli), garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Put lid on top and shake it all up. Place on foil-lined cookie sheet (it helps crisp the broccoli up) and put in oven until the broccoli is crispy and just starting to brown (about 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees). Remove from oven and place in serving dish, squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lemon over and mix to distribute throughout the dish. Serve hot.


Elise said...

I'm totally doing this for Thanksgiving! I LOVE broccoli! Thanks for the idea!

Shekinah said...

That looks really good. I haven't eaten broccoli in a long time cuz I was getting sick of the flavour of it steamed. I should try doing it in the oven.

Christine said...

I saw this recipe for a crockpot turkey breast... it looked good to me! Maybe an option if you haven't decided how to cook it yet?

LadyLiz said...


Thanks for the suggestion! I actually have a way in mind.

As another point of info, cooking large pieces of poultry in the crockpot is not a safe way to cook it (things like whole chickens and big Turkey breasts). The internal temp doesn't get hot enough for long enough to kill the bacteria that may be inside. Yay foodborne illness classes! I know to much to enjoy some recipes. :)

Christine said...

Hm, I knew about not cooking whole chickens, but I hadn't heard about not cooking turkey breasts. Maybe turkey breasts are bigger than I thought! I've never cooked just the breast before.