Spicy Garlic Broccoli


via Flickr user Steven Lilley

Spicy Garlic Broccoli
Makes 6-8 Servings

2 tablespoons olive oil (light is best)
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 lbs broccoli

Simmer broccoli covered in 1 inch of salted water for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender. Drain broccoli and return skillet to heat. Heat skillet over high heat. Add oil, crushed pepper and garlic. Turn broccoli in hot spicy oil and season with salt. Transfer to a serving dish.

Cajun BBQ Corn


via Flickr user David Wiley

Cajun BBQ Corn
Makes 4 Servings

4 ears fresh corn
3 TBSP butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp cumin, crushed
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 medium lime, zested
ΒΌ bunch fresh cilantro (optional)

Preheat the grill to 400 degrees. Place the room temperature butter, cumin, cajun seasoning and garlic granules in a bowl. Add lime zest and use a fork to whip the butter and spices together. Roughly chop the cilantro and stir it into the butter mixture.

Remove the husks and silk from each ear of corn. Tear off four pieces of foil, making sure that each is big enough to tightly wrap around the corn. Smear the butter and spice mixture over the surface of each ear of corn, then wrap tightly in the foil.

Place the seasoned and wrapped ears of corn on grill with indirect heat for 30 minutes. Allow the corn to sit a few minutes, or until it is cool enough to handle. Squeeze lime juice over the corn before eating, if desired.