Cooking Broccoli??

@Michele21 (3094)
United States
March 6, 2007 11:47am CST
I love steamed broccoli, but I don't know who to flavor it up a little bit. I melt cheese on it but I was wondering how you cook and flavor your broccoli? I would love any suggestions and will rate everyone! Thanks!
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@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
if you like steamed broccoli then try to add this to your salad and dressed it with zesty italian or ranch... or simply by mixture of olive oil, lemon or lime juice along with salt and pepper to taste..hope you'll love them too.
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@aretha (2538)
• United States
6 Mar 07
any type of seasoning really will work. i always steam mine and we do the cheese somethings but most of the time i do a seasoning my favorite is garlic. the last time i made it i put some chopped garlic in with it and it was very good.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I really enjoy steamed broccoli with sea salt. I like to melt Velveeta cheese on top or just add butter. Sometimes we eat the broccoli cold with Ranch dip.
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@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
6 Mar 07
i love steamed broccoli also.i usually put salt free mrs.dash on mine.theres two different kind that i use:garlic & herb and original.it really makes it taste good.
@kims374 (300)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I love steamed broccolli too....you could try putting a little chicken broth in the bottom of the pot to give it some flavor... or sometimes I sprinkle parmesan cheese on it, or squeeze some leamon on it. Another good way is to fry it- when it is raw, and make sure not to overcook it. Then you can fix it up by adding a little cajun seasoning, goya, and garlic!
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
6 Mar 07
My husband and daughter like it when I make broccoli with cheese but if I feel like doing something a little different to get away from that I like to season it with butter, salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic. They really enjoy that too. Sounds simple but it's really good.
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@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
6 Mar 07
I will drop a can of tuna fish on it to make it more tasty. Alternatively I will chop some fresh garlic into small pieces and stir fry a bit with 2 tea spoon of oil. Then pour it on top of the well steamed broccoli.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I love broccoli with olive oil a bit of garlic, and few diced onions and cheese add a bit of salt, sauted. Yum!
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@asfi123 (955)
• India
7 Mar 07
hi michele here are some recipes for you Broccoli Casserole 1 hour 30 min prep 1 (20 ounce) bag frozen broccoli cuts 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can mushroom soup 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 2/3 cup margarine 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs Cook broccoli until tender, drain. In saucepan, heat mushroom soup and grated cheddar cheese, until cheese melts. Add cooked broccoli and stir. Put in baking dish. Melt margarine in pan and add seasoned bread crumbs. Stir until moist with margarine and put on top of broccoli. Bake at 350 F until bubbly, about 25-30 minutes. here is another recipe Bowtie Pasta with Broccoli and Broccoli Sauce 25 min 15 min prep Change to: servings US Metric 1 lb broccoli 1 1/4 cups water 8 ounces bow tie pasta 2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut in pieces salt Cut the broccoli buds into small florets, leaving as short a stem as possible; set aside; cut the remaining broccoli stems into 1/2" pieces; boil them, covered, in the 1 1/4 cups water, lightly salted, for 15 minutes or until very soft. Meanwhile, boil the pasta in salted water until al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water; return the pasta to the pot and stir until all moisture is evaporated. Place the reserved florets into a small pot and steam or boil 5 minutes, retaining the bright green color and a bit of crunch. In a food processor, puree the cooked broccoli and its cooking water until very smooth, adding a bit of the reserved pasta water if needed to make a smooth sauce; add the butter and pulse until melted; add salt to taste. Pour warm sauce over the pasta and stir gently to combine; plate and sprinkle with drained florets here is another recipe Broccoli Salad 30 min 30 min prep Change to: servings US Metric 1-2 head fresh broccoli (do not use frozen!) 1/2 cup red onions, chopped 1/2 lb bacon 2 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese Cook bacon (I make it easy and buy the already cooked bacon in the refrigerator section) and crumble into pieces. Chop up top of broccoli into bite size pieces. Mix broccoli, onions, bacon and mozzarella in large bowl. In separate bowl combine vinegar, sugar and mayo. Pour over broccoli mixture and toss to coat. Best if made a day ahead. hope you liked it
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• Canada
10 Feb 08
I have made all these They are very tasty
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I sometimes use a seasoning I get from the health food store. It has some garlic, sesmee seeds, parsely and with a little Parmason cheese. It really adds to the broccoli
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I always like my broccoli steamed too, it's my favorite vegetable! I usually put a little bit of butter on my broccoli for extra flavor, and I think it tastes really yummy that way!
@filchi (291)
• Netherlands
13 Mar 07
Mine is not really steam brocolli. It is a chinese menu. Beef with Broccoli. You need to cut a pc garlic to very tiny pieces(if you are not fond of it), and 1 onion bulb according to it strips slice it like two cm, slice soft part of beef half an inch long, and half an inch think,a bit of flour melted in cold water,and oyster sauce. Sautee by putting the garlic first,make it light brown, put next the onion, mix it and then the beef, toss them and mix till the beef has no blood or the meat is cook, put a bit of water like !/4 cup,it depends to how much beef you are using(this serves to make the sauce) make it boil, once it boil put the oyster sauce(this is to make the flavor of your cooking),add the broccoli, just boil once then the flour with water, so your sauce is a bit sticky or saucy. I serve this with rice, but you can just eat it alone, i like it with lots of broccoli more than the beef, or its all up to you.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I always put it in a pot with about 3 tbsp of water and cook it on med high till its almost tender, then drain it and add a tsp of butter, and some american sliced cheese, cut up in cubes and warm it through until the cheese melts. It is really awesome, my family loves it that way.
@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
7 Mar 07
i dont even really steam my broccolli. I just cut it up, put a couple dashs of water in the microwave bowl and throw it in the microwave for about 15 minutes or so. I just put butter and salt and it tastes good enough to me. I dont really like cheese on it. Unless its a cheese and brocolli baked potato from wendy's or somewhere.