I’ve gotten bunches of broccoli this summer, and I usually find the fastest and easiest way to fix it is to steam it and serve it as a side or mix it into a stir fry. This technique was a bit more difficult, but amps up the flavor.
The preparation is the easy part: toss broccoli florets in olive oil with minced garlic and place on a foil lined baking sheet in a 425 degree oven. However, It was hard for me to feel when the broccoli was done cooking, since it doesn’t soften externally like when steaming. I ended up overcooking this batch a bit, but if you test doneness by removing a floret and cutting into it rather than just poking pathetically with a fork, you’ll have much more success.
This week’s basket may make some of even the most ardent veggie lovers wrinkle up their noses, but I think you may be pleasantly surprised by some of the recipes I’ll post. Stay tuned!