How to cook Broccoli?

What is Broccoli?

Broccoli is a green herb that belongs to the cabbage family. It contains a lot of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

What to look for when buying Broccoli?

When purchasing broccoli, pick vegetables that have a uniform green shading with no significant brown colored or yellowing spots. The broccoli stem should feel firm and the crown ought to be tight and springy; delicate stems or limp florets are an indication of old broccoli.

Ways to cook broccoli

Many people prefer eating the broccoli in raw form but some people like to cook it as well. There are many different ways you can cook the broccoli. Here we’ll some simple ways of cooking broccoli which are healthy and tasty as well.

Broccoli Sautee

The first and probably the most easy method for cooking broccoli is sautéing it. Just a couple of ingredients are required for this simple recipe and it gives crispy, tender and delicious broccoli in result. Let’s see what you need for this recipe and how you can make it.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Pepper and Salt for seasoning

Procedure:

  • Start with cleaning the broccoli with water and then dry them out by using paper towels.
  • Trim the Broccoli.
  • You can also cut a large broccoli into two small pieces.
  • Heat the oil in pan and then add broccoli.
  • Add seasoning and then continue to stir and cook until the broccoli is tender.
  • After that, remove the pan from heat and then add vinegar on top. Now, keep stirring for a while to let the flavor of vinegar settle in.

Cheese roasted Broccoli

This second recipe is probably the simplest recipe of cooking Broccoli. You need less than 5 ingredients to prepare this dish.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper and Salt for seasoning

Procedure :

  • Start with cleaning the broccoli with water and then dry them out by using paper towels.
  • Trim the broccoli.
  • You can also cut a large broccoli into two small pieces.
  • Now, place the trimmed broccoli on a baking sheet or a roasting pan that you use in your place.
  • Add olive oil on top of the broccoli.
  • Now, add some freshly grate parmesan cheese on top of the broccoli. Make sure that it’s evenly spread on the pan.
  • Add the salt and pepper for seasoning.

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Broccoli is a green vegetable rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals.Its yummy if its deliciously prepared.

To make broccoli yummy, slice it and saute it in some extra virgin olive oil, now add some paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, some garlic powder and some garlic paste and stir the pieces of broccoli.Now blanch some tomatoes and make a thick creamy paste out of it.Add finest herbs such as tarragon leaves, oregano, basil and thyme and mix it well, add some red curry paste or the best alternative could be some tomato ketchup for the enhancement of the flavours.Add this tmato puree into the broccoli and mix well.Now make some mashed potatoes because broccoli with mashed potatoes is always a win win situation.For mash potatoes, peel some potatoes and keep them to boil.Once potatoes are boiled, mash the potatoes and add some cream and milk to make it look more rich.

The yummy broccoli cooked in marinara sauce is ready ,serve it with mash potatoes.

The another easy yet yummy broccoli recipe requires broccoli and it should be made sure that the stems of the broccoli should be chopped off.Now keep broccoli to steam.Once it’s steamed it will become soft , now prepare the herbed sauce .The sauce will require herbs such as cilantro, some lemongrass, chopped parsley and dill.Combine all these ingredients into some barbeque sauce, now add some cumin, garlic, hot pepper and some oregano and mix it well.You can also add some celery leaves or done marjoram as it will make broccoli more flavourful.Now drizzle the barbeque sauce with herbs on the steamed broccoli and the yummy broccoli is ready to serve.

The third recipe to prepare broccoli is a very interesting recipe, the basic steps have to be followed like broccoli has to be steamed first and the stems are supposed to be chopped.Now in a sauce pan , add some salted butter and add garlic paste .Now saute some chopped onions, ass some chicken powder, cayenne pepper, white pepper and mix.After a while add some cumin and great some ginger for the extra flavour.Now dish out the steamed broccoli and top it with the onions.The onions can be caramelised too in some brown sugar and vinegar and can be garnished on top of the steamed broccoli.