Most Simple: Steamed Broccoli
Author: Sally Sampson
- 1 head broccoli, about 1½ - 2 pounds, florets and stalks separated, stalks peeled
- Salt to taste
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 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.
- 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.