My husband microwaved raw broccoli in water the other day to serve beside some fish he was making, and I realized not everyone knows how easy it is to steam. And it is So Much Better.
I grew up with broccoli as an elaborate boiled side dish with ethnic flavorings, lots of lemon and garlic and olive oil! I always thought the lemon in that dish demanded the broccoli surrender it’s flavor. Asking only it’s shape. I like the taste of broccoli itself, framed by more delicate pairings. And I like it steamed better – its firmer.
So, I put together this quick herb, onion and garlic recipe.
Oregano & Sweet Onion Steamed Broccoli
Prep Time 5 minutes; Cook Time 10 minutes; Total Time 15 minutes
- 1 crown broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 small sweet onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/4 tablespoon oregano
- 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
- pinch of pepper
- Place two cups of water in your 2 quart sauce pan with lid on high heat.
- In a small metal colander with handles, add your florets, onion, garlic, and seasonings over top.
- When the water’s boiling, add the colander, and place the lid over the colander.
- The veggies will steam and the flavors will infuse the broccoli.
- Remove from heat at about ten minutes, broccoli should have softened. Serve immediately.
Yield 2 servings
Serving Size 1 cup