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Broccoli Two Ways

November 9, 2010

Do not waste one ounce of broccoli.  I found this recipe in a magazine many years ago but it has always come back to the table with lots of flavor surprises for new guests.  I am not quite sure which part is the best because they both are.           

 

Broccoli Two Ways                     

Ingredients                                   

  • 1 Bunch of Broccoli
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 T. Butter
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper       

                 

Preparation                                     

  1. Wash broccoli and cut off the stems
  2. For the stems: Shred or chop stems in a food processor with the onion and garlic. Heat the butter and oil in a pan, adding the broccoli/onion mixture and heat thoroughly, salt and pepper as desired (Do this just prior to steaming the broccoli heads)
  3. Steam the broccoli flowers (while the shredded broccoli heats)
  4. Serve together on one plate to savor the differences

 (Serves 4)

Adapted from a magazine in 1986

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2010 20:03

    Your recipe sounds great and would work with the stems too. Thank you, I will try it.

  2. November 9, 2010 22:05

    Wow. What a great idea. We are not happy with the stems as they can be a little tough. This sounds like a great way to use them! Thanks for sharing. We will try it. My favorite way to cook broccoli is to saute it in olive oil with sliced garlic until it turns bright green. Add the juice of one lemon and crushed red pepper to taste. It is easy, crunchy and wonderful!

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