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Old 02-20-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question How to make Broccoli delicious?

I love broccoli. I like its antioxidant power. But I am tired of same flavor. Do you have any delicious recipe to share?

My wife is diabetic, low sodium, no carb, low fat are the basic requirements.

Here is my lazy way to cook broccoli:
2 cups cut broccoli crowns
dash ground pepper
dash garlic powder
2 tbsp water or broth
2 squirts amino
1 tbsp butter-flavored Fleishmann spread

combine and cover with microwaveable wrap and nuke it for 3 minutes.



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Old 02-20-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Cook it to your liking then shock it, toss with a touch of butter, caramelized onions, fresh garlic, parmesan cheese and top with mozzarella, bake or microwave only till cheese melts.

You can also toss it with red pasta sauce and topped with your favorite melted cheeses.

Cook it in chicken stock and mix in some white rice, topped with cheddar
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:20 PM   #3
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Dina that sounds perfect! Yummy. Here's a recipe that I just found. Mario Batali's Broccoli Directions Cut 3 pounds broccoli into spears. Heat 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add broccoli and cook, tossing frequently and gradually adding 1 cup dry white wine to keep garlic from browning. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon hot red-pepper flakes and grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange. Toss gently. Serves 4.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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Stir fried quickly in sesame oil.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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How about tossing with olive oil, some red pepper flakes and even a little crushed fresh garlic and roasting it in the oven? Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are really excellent.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:11 PM   #6
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This sounds a bit odd, but my Mom used to take leftover cooked broccoli from the fridge, add in a bit of mayonnaise (you can use reduced fat or low fat miracle whip), salt and pepper and we'd eat it cold w/ the simple dressing. It's really tasty this way even though it sounds weird.
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sounds.. like a veggie salad. Not too weird. lol
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #8
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Brocolli & Cheese soup. One of my favorites. Maybe you can use low-fat cheese.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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Oh, I had another idea! Broccoli casserole:

Cut broccoli into bite size florets and blanche until slightly cooked. Put broccoli in casserole dish and cover with 1 can of reduced fat cream of broccoli or cream of mushroom soup. (reconstitute the soup w/ 1 can of milk before adding it to broccoli) Cover broccoli w/ seasoned penko and a bit of freshly grated parmasan cheese. (if you only use a little bit the fat content will stay relitively low) Bake in oven until top is golden brown.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:30 PM   #10
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I usually just braise it in chicken broth with a bit of butter, garlic, salt and pepper.

I also have many, many other broccoli recipes, so if you want more, just ask.

By the way, if you eat just one average sized, raw broccoli floret a day, it will give you all the calcium your body needs. Or so says my holistic practitioner.
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