Perfect steamed broccoli

Perfect steamed broccoli

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

For the perfect accompaniment to any meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
41
protein
6g
carbs
2g
fat
1g
saturates
0g
fibre
3g
sugar
2g
salt
0.03g

Ingredients

  • 1kg broccoli
  • 50g butter, optional

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Method

  1. Snap the broccoli into medium-sized florets. It’s important to make them an even size so they all cook at the same rate. Put the florets into a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid or tight-fitting foil and steam for 5 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, place the butter in a small pan and season well. Heat until the butter is foaming. When ready to serve, tip the broccoli into warmed serving dish and drizzle with the butter. Serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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oxxoxx's picture
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i always steam my broccoli for 7-8 minutes, that leaves it bright green and a bit crunchy - just perfect, as they serve it in restaurants. sometimes i swap butter for sesame oil, and sprinkle a few nuts or seeds on top of it. quickest, tastiest and healthiest dinner ever:)

theedda's picture
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Broccoli is so good steamed! It doesn't need the butter though, and this recipe is a little conservative about cooking times.

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