Grilled Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan
We wanted tender, not tough.
Why This Recipe Works
Nicely charred grilled broccoli is a summertime barbecue treat, but most often it is overly charred or not cooked through. To avoid toughness and promote even cooking, we peeled the stems and pared the broccoli crowns down to florets measuring 3 to 4 inches wide and stems ½ to ¾ inch thick. To cook the broccoli through without charring, we wrapped it in aluminum foil “hobo packs” and let it steam first on the grill (flipping the packs halfway through to ensure even cooking). We then removed the spears and placed them directly on the grill to char. Grilled lemon halves added brightness and grill flavor while shredded Parmesan provided a salty bite.
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