Bought alot of brocolii yesterday for cheap....

Mexico
October 27, 2012 9:38am CST
Bought 5 bunches of real green broccali yesterday at the stand by my house. Only paid like 2.00 for all of it. So now, how do I cook it. need ideas.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
27 Oct 12
It is very simple. You can steam it, or you can cut it up, and mix with other vegetables, you can also cook it in water, drain the water, and then use a blender or a hand blender, mash it up fine and make a soup. If you have some chicken or turkey stock, onions, maybe sweet or regular potatoes mashed, peppers or what have you, that might work. It is very easy to do. Or you can chop up some of the brocolli and use it in salads or you can grate it and make a brocolli coleslaw. I have not recipes, I do it in my head. WE have this cooking show up here where they mix all sort of weird ingredents - not that brocolli is weird - and make meals out of them.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Im on that one, sounds so darn good. Thanks for sharing with us here today.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Oct 12
I find it is easy to make things out of my head. I do love the soup the best, but find that I have to peel the stems, as t is hard to blend them.
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Im a soup gal as well. Especially once weather gets cold.
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@STOUTjodee (3441)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I like to eat it raw and dip it in Ranch dressing, use it with beef or chicken in a stir fry type of dish, or steam it and add lots of cheddar cheese and milk. I suppose you could also steam it and then freeze it in ziploc bags. That way you have it year round! You're always finding good deals on food, aren't you?
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Great ideas, I love it with ranch. So I can freeze like I did the potatoes??
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• United States
27 Oct 12
I've never tried it, but maybe you wouldn't even have to steam it just freeze it raw. When my husband and I had a garden we had plenty of tomatoes and squash, I would just cut them up in chunks and put them in ziplock baggies and freeze them. Then boil or cook them frozen. I was always experimenting and looking up recipes on the internet.
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@GardenGerty (99419)
• United States
27 Oct 12
For best quality steam or blanch it first. I hope you did not just freeze the potatoes straight. They need to be cooked first.
• Belgium
27 Oct 12
thats not much, you can make it with milk or cheese sauce!
• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Sounds good- how do you make it? What kind of cheese do you use?
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• Belgium
27 Oct 12
I use dutch Gouda cheese and Cheddar, that's the best!
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Thanks, I always have cheddar cheese here in frig.
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 12
Ohh, what a coincidence. I just bought broccoli to cook for dinner too. Did you buy organic broccoli? If you do, just remember not to overcooked it, otherwise all nutrients in it will be gone. Just make sure the broccoli still has the crunchy feeling when u chomp it after you cooked it to ensure you did not overcook it. My style of cooking is simple. I cooked it with carrots and onions. =) Enjoy!
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Sounds like a plan, my is fresh from someones garden.
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@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 12
Ohh, that is good. Planting own vegetables are surely much better and healthier compared to those in the markets. Growing vegetables ourselves are less pesticides, but needs a lot of care. Hope you did cook an enjoyable dish with your lovely broccoli. =)
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• Mexico
28 Oct 12
I got so many great ideas on this from my lot members.
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• Philippines
27 Oct 12
hi maria, Brocolli is quite expensive here you can have a brocolli soup, steam brocolli and dip it with mayonaise, brocolli in garlic or you can have stir fry brocolli and mushroom happy mylotting
• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Now that sounds good to me, never had that. Thanks, and have a great day.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
28 Oct 12
You could steam some of it and just add some oil and maybe garlic or onion. And you could sauté some of it and make like a stir fry dish with it. Broccoli is real good, especially when fresh.
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• Mexico
28 Oct 12
Great idea, I took out a small package of thin beef steak today. Might add that to it.
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@inertia4 (27674)
• United States
29 Oct 12
You know, if the steak is thin enough you could tenderize it and flatten it out and stuff the steak and put it in the oven. Nice!!! Save some for me. LOL.
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Good idea, I love the brocalli ideas here.
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@GardenGerty (99419)
• United States
27 Oct 12
There is a salad that is broccoli, red onion,bacon bits, sunflower seeds and raisins. Use a vinaigrette dressing or honey mustard dressing. Make soup. Blanch the broccoli and freeze it. Enjoy your money saving purchase as it is very healthy.
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• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Now that sounds good, I have most of the stuff for that. I might make that for sunday lunch. Thanks for the great help here.
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@GardenGerty (99419)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I hope you have a really good lunch. Sometimes healthy is also sneaky.
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• Mexico
28 Oct 12
I had a great lunch dear, I try and eat healthy all the time. Have a great sunday there.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
29 Oct 12
You can add to your fresh vegetable salad with tomatoes and icelet lettuce. I like it fry half cooked with butter and oyster sauce. You may add some ground beef if you want.
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Another great idea there, thanks so much for the help here. Take care.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
29 Oct 12
I would roast it. Just cut it up into bite sized pieces, put it into a pan, drizzle a little bit of olive oil over it, and put it into the oven at 450 for about 10 minutes. You got a great deal!
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• Mexico
29 Oct 12
Sounds good to me, thanks for the great idea. Take care there.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
28 Oct 12
I steam my broccoli. I steam it on a Sunday and have some as my only vegetable with dinner that evening. I save the rest that I have steamed and have it each following week at lunch when I have a sandwich and drained canned green beans with tomato sauce; I put some of the broccoli in to warm with the green beans and tomato. Green beans are a good vegetable to have and both broccoli and tomato sauce are supposed to be very good for your health. I have started using no salt added green beans and tomato sauce since I have recently had to start watching my blood pressure. Bot green beans and broccoli are really good with the tomato sauce.
• Mexico
28 Oct 12
Great ideas, sounds so good. Thank you, hope you have a great day there.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
28 Oct 12
i love brocolli. try to search on the internet a recipe of four seasons. that is yummy. ah nevermind, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkXakSMaY4&noredirect=1 try this one at youtube... or this one... http://www.asianonlinerecipes.com/online_recipes/china/the-four-seasons.php enjoy :)
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• Mexico
28 Oct 12
Thanks for the help, have a great day there.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
hello mariaperalta broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetable. it is also one of my favorite vegie. What recipe I like to cook with broccoli is Beef Broccoli. Just cut the broccoli in small portions like little trees, cut the beef thin just like the cut of a steak. Cook it with onions,garlic, black pepper, red/green bell pepper and mix it with soy sauce or oyster sauce.
• Mexico
27 Oct 12
Now that sounds good, i also always have small packages of beef in the freezer. Thanks for the great idea.
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@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
This is nice recipe, Maria. I like to taste it when you cook. Mg is already close.
• Mexico
20 Jan 13
Yes Peter, lets hope it comes back soon.. very sad. Do you eat much brocalli there??
@marguicha (94951)
• Chile
20 Jan 13
I think that we started our friendship with my answering posts like this. I had missed this one, but today I am thinking about broccoli and I found this post. I love steamed broccoli with mayo or with olive oil and salt. I like it very much in quiches and puddings. You can steam it all al dente and it keeps for a long time in the freezer and for some days in the fridge. Un abrazo amiga
• Mexico
20 Jan 13
Never had it with mayo.. Ill try that next time. We love to eat it here with a cheese sauce..
@Micmac (8546)
28 Oct 12
Mmmmm, I love brocoli and often cook it and I like it a bit crunchy so don't cook it too long. What I do is peel off the stem part and chopped it into small bites, then boil it and add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Wow, it's a tasty vegetable dish!
• Mexico
28 Oct 12
So do I, and it helps knowing its good for us. Hope you are having a great day there.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
21 Jan 13
There is so much you can do with this vegetable. I made stir fry with shrimp and steamed it with other veggies and shrimp. I actually learned to add some with my roast. my son does not like greenbeans but loves broccoli so I usually put both in with the potatoes and carrots. We also like to eat it like it is with ranch dressing. I also have a steamer and will steam it with chicken. To me broccoli is one of those versatile veggies you can really do a lot with when cooking. Forgot I also make a broccoli rice casserole. Have fun cooking it.