Steamed Broccoli Recipe



Here is a recipe for steamed broccoli that is pretty simple and will keep the healthy benefits of broccoli intact!

1 small bunch broccoli (about 3/4 pound)
1 garlic clove
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Discard tough lower third of broccoli stem. Peel remaining stem and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Cut broccoli into 2-inch florets. In a steamer set over boiling water steam broccoli, covered, until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

While broccoli is steaming, finely chop garlic and in a small skillet combine with oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat garlic mixture over moderate heat until garlic is fragrant. In a bowl toss broccoli with garlic mixture.

Try tossing the steamed broccoli over pasta and sprinkling with Parmesan Cheese to make it a bit more kid-friendly. And if that doesn't work well, try bribing with an after dinner ice cream sundae! After all, it more important than ever to get kids to eat their broccoli--so bring on the desserts, I say!

Recipe comes from epicurus.com. 


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