Broccoli is a wonderful vegetable to have on hand. It’s hearty and delicious, and an easy way to round out a lunch, brunch or dinner with something green.
Broccoli is deliciously yummy steamed, roasted or grilled. You can even use it to make a simple crunchy salad or a deliciously bowl of soup.
There’s lots of tasty options when it comes to turning a head of broccoli into an incredibly yummy dish.
What about those tuff steams? Well, there not only edible, but they’re also delicious to shred into a broccoli slaw. Wow yummy.
If you choose to eat the stalk or stem of broccoli, it best cooked al dente with a little bit of crispness left in the center.
Broccoli originates from Italy. The word broccoli in Italian is plural of broccolo, which means ‘the flowering crest of a cabbage’.
In 1920, Italian immigrants from Sicily started large-scale Broccoli production in California (USA) marking the beginning of modern commercial Broccoli production.
Broccoli cannot be harvested using machines, it must be hand-harvested.
China is the number one country in broccoli production.
Cooking With Broccoli
It can be easy to fall in the same old pattern with broccoli, that is – steamed with a little butter and salt. Right?
Here are some inspiring broccoli recipes to help you keep your family happy without getting bored of eating plan old steamed broccoli.
First though, get to know your broccoli.
A medium-sized broccoli crown typically is about ½ pound. It will make about 3 cups of broccoli when cut into florets.
One crown of broccoli will feed 2 people as a simple side dish. If it is added to a salad, stir fry, or pasta, it will be enough broccoli for 4 servings.
Broccoli Bacon Salad with Dried Cherries and Sharp Cheddar Cheese – It’s an easy and simple side dish to bring together, and everybody at your dinner table will love having seconds.
Warm Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw with Bacon – This recipe is a deliciously yummy coleslaw that is different from a traditional creamy slaw made with a mayonnaise dressing.
Asian Style Broccoli & Pork Fried Rice – This recipe is like classic take out style Chinese fried rice. Made with pork, sweet peppers, garlic, green onions and of course broccoli.
Pork Belly Sharp Cheddar Broccoli Bake – The recipe title says it all – YUMMY. This meal is a one dish meal that is easy to bring together all in under an hour.
Baked Garlic and Broccoli – It’s a very simple and tasty recipe, as well as a nice way to enjoy broccoli with the pure flavor of fresh garlic.
Chopped Broccoli Tomato and Bacon Salad – This chopped broccoli salad can even be a meal in itself as it contains protein, with both the bacon and eggs included.
Moroccan Baked Chicken Thighs With Broccoli – Inspired by the wonderful spices and flavors used in Moroccan cuisine, this delicious chicken thigh recipe is a hearty one-dish meal.
Sweet & Savory Broccoli Carrot Slaw – If you buy a head of broccoli, save the stems and shred them with carrots to make this delectable slaw. The savory flavor is caraway seeds offset by sweet dried cranberries and raw honey.
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