I don't know how to cook broccoli

(12 Posts)
Lookslikerain Mon 25-Mar-13 14:06:28

I second roasting it. It's a bit more interesting than just boiled/steamed and kind of goes a bit nutty in flavour at the edges.

mrsbungle Sun 24-Mar-13 22:39:29

I do it exactly as Multitask does it. Yep, around 6 minutes for the amount for a roast dinner but I often do much smaller portions for the DC's dinner - so less time.

I love doing it this way - the only washing up you have is a bowl - no pots/pans/steamer to be cleaned.

Once steamed I then toss it in melted butter, and salt and pepper. Yum.

Or you can roast it. Toss the florets in some olive oil, salt and pepper, add chilli flakes if you fancy it, and spread on a baking tray. Roast at 210 ish for about 15-20 mins or until crispy on the edges/just starting to char.

Ruffello Sun 24-Mar-13 09:11:35

I like to steam or boil it, then drain and stir fry with garlic, lemon juice and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.

LimeFlower Sat 23-Mar-13 21:47:17

If you're boiling the broccoli add a pinch of sugar,it will retain the colour

multitask Sat 23-Mar-13 21:14:13

I love it steamed but also do it in microwave with a little water and cling film pierced. Only need to do it about 6 minutes then let it sit before serving, I like my broccoli with a little bite to it smile

orderinformation Sat 23-Mar-13 21:10:35

Thank you! We only had peas when I was growing up!

FannyBazaar Sat 23-Mar-13 20:55:41

I like it stir fried in a hot pan with a bit of sesame oil, pour in a little water towards the end to partly steam it.

Otherwise, I put it in a saucepan and pour boiling water from the kettle over it and leave it. Or steam it.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 23-Mar-13 20:54:48
Gay40 Sat 23-Mar-13 20:54:41

This is how I do it: get a big pan with a tight fitting lid, and put about an inch of boiling water in the bottom with a shake of salt. Make your broccoli bits roughly the same size as each other, if you can. When the salty water is boiling, throw all your broccoli in, put the lid on tightly and give the pan a good shake. Boil for a few minutes. It sort of steams it and cooks it without going mushy. Drain well.

Ilisten2theradio Sat 23-Mar-13 20:53:54

Steam it or boil it like caulilflower - about 10 mins or less to steam depending on how big you cut the bits and how soft you like it

orderinformation Sat 23-Mar-13 20:50:52

Anyone tell me please. For roast dinner.

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