The Mighty Broil

Mighty Broil


This is a great recipe for root vegetables. Peel rutabagas, turnips with tough skins before broiling.

Yield: Serves 4-5 people Time: 25 minutes


1 lb boneless bite sized chicken strips, tilapia fillets or 16 oz

1 large yam or 2 cups of cauliflower, cut into ½-¼” thick slices

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

2-4 cloves of crushed garlic

¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper


Chef’s knife; cutting board; large bowl; measuring spoons; garlic press; baking sheet; parchment paper; metal spatula.


  1. Preheat broiler to low or 500 degrees F.
  2. Place sliced vegetables, meat or tofu in a large bowl and add olive oil, seasonings, garlic and salt.
  3. Toss ingredients with your hands until the pieces are evenly coated.
  4. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place food in a single layer.
  5. Put the sheet in the broiler and set a timer for 10 minutes. The pieces of food will be slightly brown when they are ready to eat.


  • Substitute the vegetables with carrots, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, parsnips or white potato.
  • Green beans and asparagus can also be broiled whole, but may cook before the other ingredients are done. Check the oven after 8 minutes and remove them from the pan when they are done. Finish cooking the remaining ingredients as needed.
  • Substitute the spices with Italian seasoning, curry powder or other favorite seasoning blends.
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