Steamed Broccoli

Of all the vegetables in all the world, broccoli is surely the most maligned. This succulent stalk need not be drowned in a heavy sauce or boiled into oblivion. Rather a luxurious steam bath will release that tender flavor.


  • Broccoli (⅓ lb per person



  1. Wash and cut broccoli into bite sized pieces.
  2. Steam broccoli over a pot of boiling water (roughly 4 minutes)
  3. Cook to desired tenderness (I like al dente) by taste testing a small piece every few minutes.
  4. Remove to serving dish.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and serve.

What you should know

  • if you don’t have a steamer you can always put a heat-proof plate inside a large pot and fill with enough water to boil but not so much that it will spill over the lip of the plate. Place broccoli on plate, cover and steam.
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