Most Simple: Steamed Broccoli

Most Simple: Steamed Broccoli
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Serves: 4
  • 1 head broccoli, about 1½ - 2 pounds, florets and stalks separated, stalks peeled
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  1. In the oven: Place one inch water in a large stockpot and over high heat, bring to a boil. First add stalks and then florets. Cover and steam for about 5 minutes or until just tender. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
  2. In the microwave: Place broccoli in a 2 quart casserole with ½ cup water and if desired, ½ teaspoon salt. Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes and then stir. Cook for an additional 6 to 8 minutes.

Note: Broccoli cooks most evenly when cut in one inch pieces.