Thursday, 29 October 2009
Then I cut the heads apart into smaller pieces. Some people throw away most of the stalks, but I save them, peel the thick "bark" off and include the tender delicious insides with the crowns, or we eat them raw. They are great with dip. Next, the pieces go into a steamer and steam just until the broccoli turns a deep green. We do not like mushy broccoli, so I cut the blanching time.
Let the broccoli cool on towel and them pack in freezer bags.
My favorite way of serving broccoli is over baked potatoes. I rub the potatoes with olive oil, bake on the oven racks until done. The skins will be crispy, but very delicious. We mash the potatoes on a plate, top with butter, broccoli, cheese and sour cream. A very healthy, and dairy promoting, complete meal. If you want to include meat, make a hamburger gravy for on top, but this is a great dish if you want to have a meatless meal. Enjoy!
Until next time.......