Originally Posted by mumu
Maybe it's the stove but leaving this at medium heat the full 15 min , I had to keep adjusting so wouldn't go to a boil. Couldn't keep it at a medium. Felt like I was fighting it on medium heat to stay at simmer for the amount of time they wanted.
You have to use your common sense when following a recipe. If "medium" is too hot then turn it down to the level you find will
simmer the pan's contents gently. The "15 minutes" are not written in stone either. If your broccoli takes more or less time to cook it's OK - The recipe writer will never know
I find that the burners on the hob of my new cooker are too hot for some things even at the lowest setting so I have acquired a "simmer mat" - a hollow, perforated metal mat that goes under the saucepan and dissipates some of the heat. It's also useful when making custard with eggs and milk/cream