It’s Broccoli Time.

Holy crud, Christy, somehow I missed this, but I’m on it.

1. First off, you gotta save some. Blanch in boiling water with a tablespoon of good veggie oil in it, for 30 seconds, then plunge into an ice bath until completely cooled. Vacuum seal and freeze.
2. Pickles! I really like this recipe for brocc.
3. Purée! You can freeze this and it is worth it. Great to stir into mashed potatoes, use as a bed for chicken or game, and fab in soups for a wonderful taste note and thickener.
For every pound of Broc, add
4 ounces Sour Cream or Crema
1/4 Cup grated Parmesan, Asiago, or Romano hard cheese.
1/2 Cup Chicken or Veggie Stock
Shot or two of Tabasco or like chile sauce
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Steam the Broc until fully tender, about 12-15 minutes.

Transfer to a processor or blender, add cheeses, stock, Tabasco, as few shakes of salt and a few twists of pepper. Process until fully smooth and incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Author: urbanmonique

I cook, write, throw flies, and play music in the Great Pacific Northwet.

2 thoughts on “It’s Broccoli Time.”

  1. I steam broccoli for 3 minutes total, then do the cold water plunge. Drain and it’s perfect, ready to dress or eat as-is. Yum.

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