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How To Cook Broccoli, 8 Ways

by Christina Cherrier – Sep 3, 2020
How To Cook Broccoli, 8 Ways
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Here are our 8 best ways to cook broccoli, with a recipe to illustrate the point! Broccoli is a healthy veggie that is delicious when cooked to perfectly tender, whether steamed, sauteed, grilled, roasted, or in soups.

How To Cook Broccoli: 8 Broccoli Recipes

Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/shrimp-and-broccoli-foil-packs-recipe
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Baked Shrimp and Broccoli Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

This baked shrimp foil pack meal is ready in under 30 minutes - The easiest way to cook shrimp in your oven!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >>
Broccoli Mash with Garlic and Parmesan - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/mashed-broccoli-recipe
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Broccoli Mash with Garlic and Parmesan

Mashed broccoli make for healthy, low carb alternative to your regular mashed potatoes side!
Cooking time: 5 minView recipe >>
Broccoli Meal Prep Salad {Low-Carb / Keto} - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/broccoli-meal-prep-salad-recipe
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Broccoli Meal Prep Salad {Low-Carb / Keto}

This broccoli salad meal prep recipe is our idea of meal-prep perfection!
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>
Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Rice Skillet - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/garlic-parmesan-broccoli-rice-skillet-recipe
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Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Rice Skillet

This light broccoli rice skillet is a delicious and healthy side dish to have on your dinner table.
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >>
Cheesy Broccoli Fritters - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/cheesy-broccoli-fritters-recipe
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Cheesy Broccoli Fritters

These light, cheesy broccoli fritters take just 30 minutes or less to make for a healthy side or lunch.
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >>
Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta and Strawberry - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/roasted-broccoli-salad-recipe
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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta and Strawberry

This roasted broccoli salad recipe is a satisfying, savory, sweet, crunchy salad you can enjoy warm or cold as a main or on the side.
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >>
Lemon Garlic Butter Steak and Broccoli Skillet - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/lemon-garlic-butter-steak-and-broccoli-skillet-recipe
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Lemon Garlic Butter Steak and Broccoli Skillet

Tender and juicy pan-seared garlic butter steak strips make a quick and delicious meal for any day of the week!
Cooking time: 10 minView recipe >>
Broccoli Cheese Soup - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://cecilscajunkitchen.com/cheesy-broccoli-soup-recipe
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

This soup has that kind of warm-you-right-up goodness that’s perfect to cap a cold and rainy day.
Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >>

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How to buy broccoli

When you go grocery shopping, choosing broccoli is not difficult at all: Broccoli florets should be deep green with a tight cluster of buds and no yellowing areas. The broccoli stalks should be bright green and firm, with crisp leaves. The freshest broccoli will still have a moist cut end.

How to cook broccoli

The way you cook your broccoli is a personal thing and this vegetable is really forgiving. It is never “too soft”, and the worst that can happen is that your broccoli is still crunchy-crisp after cooking not long enough.

  • Tender-crisp broccoli: The longer you cook it, the softer it gets. To ensure broccoli is tender, you can quickly blanch the florets in boiling water, then drain before using in the recipe. This work especially well in stir-fries because you cannot wait broccoli is done while other ingredients are overcooking. Casserole dishes with broccoli will also cook faster if your parboil your broccoli florets. After blanching just saute your broccoli florets in oil, butter, or coconut oil until they reach the desired doneness.
  • Soft broccoli: For softer broccoli, you can proceed the same way, but allowing to cook longer in boiling water. Also, cover with a lid for a minute or two to ensure softer broccoli pieces.

You can use frozen broccoli in almost all recipes but you would need to thaw and drain them before use. In casserole dishes, cut a little on the liquids like cream – or bake for 5 or 10 minutes more – to avoid the dish getting too watery because of the excess water in frozen vegetables.

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