View Full Version : How do you prepare your Broccoli?

11-24-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm in a cutting phase so as you can guess I have broccoli in abundance. I usually just buy it, wash it, steam it, eat it. Getting kinda tired of that though. Don't get me wrong, I like broccoli, had it in different ways at restaurants. Anyone with some good ideas to make it tastier, or with flavour?

11-24-2006, 08:42 PM
add olive oil and balsamic.

11-24-2006, 08:43 PM
I like it steamed with salt and pepper but its also nice in a stiry fry, maybe oyster sauce or garlice and chilli

11-26-2006, 06:53 AM
I prepare my broccoli by sitting down face to face and saying "Broccoli, prepare to be digested!" And then I eat it.


But seriously, I just steam it or boil it and I like to eat it plain.

11-26-2006, 08:35 AM
We steam it.. and mostly eat it plain..
But when we need some flavors for it, we use:
Olive oil, red wine vinegar... mixed w/macaroni and Cheese (healthy kind).. steak sauce.. hot sauce - Franks... parmasian cheese..

Lones Green
11-26-2006, 05:15 PM
brocolli and mac and cheese is one of my favorites.

12-02-2006, 12:37 AM
i would put season salt on mine when i was cutting
im not real big on different seasonings but when you cut you tend to get creative - at least i do

12-02-2006, 01:46 AM
I only use sea salt, because it's the healthiest type of salt out there. Stay away from monosodium glucosamate

12-03-2006, 10:26 AM
My girlfriend's mom makes it the best I've ever tasted. I'm going over there later to watch her cook it and see if I can repeat it, but from what I know she steams it for just a few minutes, then tosses it in a pan of oil for a very brief time and it is done. It's incredible.

12-05-2006, 06:11 PM
The secret is a metric asston of garlic.

12-09-2006, 05:19 PM
I make a soup out of it. Just boil the brocoli in a little chicken or vegetable broth and add a little cauliflower if you like and then blend it and add a little condensed milk. Tastes awesome and if you add a little salt it takes brocoli in a very different direction.

12-12-2006, 10:58 AM
The secret is a metric asston of garlic.

That's what I was going to say. I think you could even steam it with a few cloves of garlic if you didn't want to put it in oil.

12-14-2006, 11:41 PM
extra virgin olive oil and garlic in a frying pan... low flame so it sautees nice and doesnt burn... delicious

12-15-2006, 06:08 AM
I've actually cut up chicken and mixed it with broccoli; and put terriaki (sp?) sauce all over it. It's pretty good!

12-15-2006, 01:34 PM
my mom does it with olive oil, garlic powder, and lemon, tastes great.

broccolis pretty high in protien to, i never knew that.

12-18-2006, 02:44 PM
If you consider 20g per 10 cups high, right on!

12-20-2006, 04:59 PM
I prefer it steamed with lots of pepper. However, I will toss some in a casserole with chicken and rice from time to time as well with some cream of mushroom soup or plain chicken stock.

12-28-2006, 12:31 PM
If you consider 20g per 10 cups high, right on!

ah i though i seen 5 grams per like 40 grams of broccoli, ooops!

12-29-2006, 11:38 AM
steamed , a touch of butter and garlic salt.

01-05-2007, 01:11 PM
Mix it in some stirfry. Raw and plain. Raw dipped in Hummus is also great.