1. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Fill a large bowl or pot with half ice and half water. When the water comes to a boil, add the broccoli florets using a strainer with a handle if possible. Allow the broccoli to cook for 1 to 2 minutes until just tender. Immediately remove from the boiling water, using the strainer or draining, and transfer to bowl of ice to stop the cooking process. Immerse the broccoli completely in the ice water for a minute or two. Remove and place in a dish that has been lined with paper towels. This part can be done up to two days in advance.
2. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese and brown sugar; set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Throw in the broccoli and season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to coat the broccoli, then cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and dust with the Parmesan cheese mixture.
3 tablespoons green olive oil, divided
2 cups sliced shallots
2 large cloves garlic, slightly crushed
2 lbs. mixed mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and sliced about ½ inch thick
(Portobello, Shiitake and Cremini, work well together)
2 cups diced & drained tomatoes, fresh, frozen or canned
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh sage, shredded
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste, plus more if required
Salt & pepper to taste
¼ cup shredded parsley
1 cup instant polenta
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth (see brand instructions)
Salt to taste
⅓ cup olive oil
¼ cup kosher salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bay leaf
1 head cauliflower, leaves removed
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