Steamed broccoli

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Steamed broccoli
Steamed broccoli
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:25
Ready in:12 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:7 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:21st January 2013
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Cut a cross in the stems to ensure everything cooks evenly

This is probably our favourite vegetable and steaming it is such an easy way to cook it. Allow 3 to 4 minutes for crunchy, about 5 minutes to leave it slightly tender but still with a little bite.

Ingredients

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  • 1 small head of broccoli, cut into evenly sized florets

Method

  1. Ensure the florets are all the same size.
  2. Make a small cross cut down the base of any thick stems to ensure that they cook evenly.
  3. Place the broccoli in a steamer or a colander set over a pan of boiling water, cover and steam for 7 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions

Broccoli is nice served with a dab of butter and some black pepper.

Variations

Mix 50/50 with cauliflower or carrots - cut into similar-sized pieces to ensure they are evenly.

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