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13 Jun 08
Some people have bitter taste receptors with some vegetables. but if you steam the broccoli. When you steam it the sulfur compounds evaporate, but then they condense on the lid and drip back down onto the food. So try to rig it so the steam escapes (use a lid with a vent, or set it ajar a bit) and remove or wipe the lid once it's cooked. Also, try cooking it just until it turns bright green and is pokable with a fork--the longer you steam it, or let it sit after it's done, the more bitter it gets. http://flyladyforum.blogtalkradio.com/index.php?showtopic=1127
3 Mar 11
Hi Yes because of the slightly bitter taste it may take some a bit of time to get used to eating raw broccoli, but the use of French onion, ranch, or other dips really give good taste to broccoli. My personal favorite is to shread the broccoli stems and make broccoli slaw. You can also substitute the broccoli for cabbage in your favourite cabbage recipe. Some people avoid eating the stems of the vegetable, but peeling away the tough outer skin, slicing then into small pieces, or cooking them whole tastes great with a little teriyaki sauce. Overall, to get the health benefits of broccoli, it can be boiled, steamed, eaten raw, and baked with great-tasting accompaniments, such as a good tasting creamy cheese. Broccoli also decorates casseroles, rice dishes, and is an excellent addition to a salad. It can be also used to make delicious soups, including the Broccoli Cheese and Cream of Broccoli options commonly served at high end restaurants. When preparing the vegetable, it is important to remember that overcooking broccoli equals a reduction in vital nutrients (especially when boiling in water). To savour every last drop of vitamins and healthy components, you should try steaming, microwaving, or preparing broccoli in a tasty stir-fry method.
13 Jun 08
Deebomb, that was interesting to know, I didn't know about the bitter receptors. I don't have them as I love broccoli. I steam it for a short time as I still like them to be a bit crisp when I chomp into them. I put a little butter over them when I've put them on a plate, sprinkle pepper or a favorite seasoning to my liking. To me broccoli is the best washer for my digestive system. Yumm.