Diego Moya, Blake Lane, NYC
“I love the bitterness of charred greens, it really gets the appetite going. This dish was actually inspired by pizza. As a teenager, I worked at my folks pizzeria and one of my favorite garnishes was the charred broccoli on one of our slices.”
How to make it: Blanch and drain the broccolini, then place them in a really hot pan with a bit of oil. Don’t move them until one side is charred black. Once they’re done, turn off the heat and add olive oil, sliced garlic, chili flakes, salt and a bit of vinegar to deglaze the pan and then stir it altogether.