The Broccolini stays perfectly al dente while picking up a nice bit of sear from the hot pan. Fish sauce and sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste, available in the international aisle) give this side a Vietnamese profile.
Think of this speedy side as the best parts of a broccoli casserole: crisp-tender Broccolini florets and a golden, cheesy panko topper. Use an ovenproof skillet so the dish can go straight from the stove to the broiler.
Eating more plant-based meals is easier to do when they’re as tasty and quick to prepare as this one. Much of the deliciousness comes from charring the Broccolini and the onion wedges in a superhot cast-iron skillet.
Instead of roasting a whole pork tenderloin or slicing and searing, try giving it a coarse chop in the food processor for incredibly rich and tender meatballs. Because the pork is so lean, the meatballs cook in just 8 minutes.