Ingredients
 broccoli1 3/4 lbs
approximately 1 large head
 olive oil3 tbsp
 salt 1/2 tsp
 sugar 1/2 tsp
 black pepper
 lemon4 wedges
for serving

cookware

large rimmed baking sheet
large bowl
serrated vegetable peeler
1
Move the oven rack to the lowest position, set the baking sheet on the rack, then preheat the oven to 500°F.
2
For the broccoli, separate the crown from the stalk, then remove the tough outer peel on the stalk with the vegetable peeler. Cut the stalk into 2- to 3-inch pieces, then split each of those pieces into 1/2-inch pieces.
3
Depending on the size of the crown, cut it into 4-6 wedges.
4
In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the olive oil.
5
Then add the salt, sugar, and pepper and toss again.
6
Transfer the broccoli onto the hot baking sheet and spread it out into a single, even layer. The broccoli will sizzle on contact. Roast for 9 to 11 minutes until the stalks and florets are browned.
7
Transfer the broccoli to a serving dish and serve with the lemon wedges to squeeze tableside.
Notes

We've all heard that broccoli is good for you. Here's an article that explains why.
http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-broccoli

Source

January-February 2008 issue of Cook's Illustrated