Perfect steamed broccoli

Perfect steamed broccoli

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 8
For the perfect accompaniment to any meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal41
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 1kg broccoli



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 50g butter, optional



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  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.

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Comments (2)

oxxoxx's picture

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

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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