Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.
- 1 bunch of broccoli
Many options here
- Olive oil, butter, flax seed oil, or mayonnaise
- Lemon zest or juice, balsamic vinegar
- Toasted almonds, toasted sesame seeds
1 Rinse out well your broccoli, and break into large, bite-sized florets. Cut off the stem and peel off the thick skin around the stem. Quarter or halve the stem lengthwise.
2 Bring 3/4 to 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer. (Note that is you don't have a steamer, you can simply put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.) Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5-6 minutes. The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork. But be careful not to overcook the broccoli. As soon as it is pierce-able, remove from heat, place in serving dish.
3 Dress to taste with butter, olive oil, flax seed oil, mayonnaise, lemon zest or juice, balsamic vinegar, toasted almonds, or sesame seeds.
Yield: Serves 2-4