Roasting broccoli is my view is one of the best ways of eating broccoli. Even diehard broccoli haters can be converted. We often roast broccoli as a side dish, and drizzle with good balsamic. That’s all it needs. But for special occasions or to ring a change, dressing it with romesco, raises the game a notch.
Romesco is traditionally Spanish and made with red peppers, hazelnuts and flavoured with smoked paprika. Variations including adding tomato (I have done in this version) or switching the nuts used, and they all taste delicious. This is akin to pesto, get the basics right and then play around with the ingredients, depending on what you have handy to create something different and fresh.