Monday, April 25, 2011

Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower

Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower
(2 to 4 servings)


Medium size head Fresh Broccoli
To Taste Salt and Black Pepper
As Needed Butter


Place about 1 inch of water in a sauce pan with a steamer insert and put the insert in place.  Take your fresh broccoli and rinse under cold water.  Cut off most of the stem before cutting the broccoli into serving size pieces.  Place the fresh cut broccoli in the steamer insert and cover with the lid.  Place the sauce pan on the stove burner and turn to medium-high heat.  When the water begins to boil set the timer for 15minutes.  After the timer goes off, remove lid first and then remove the insert and pour the broccoli into a serving bowl.  Now season with a little butter, salt and black pepper and serve.

Note:            My dietitian would say to use a small amount of butter in this
                     recipe or none at all.  Hopefully she doesn't read the rest of
                     this because I'm sure that Paula Dean would use a whole
                     stick.  Everyone has their own personal tastes when it comes
                     to food, so season it to meet your own desires.

Note:            You can do the same recipe and just change out the fresh
                     vegetable.  Cauliflower, carrots and green beans come to
                     mind.  Brussels Sprouts would work too.  You might want
                     to peel the carrots before slicing them.  Remember to cut
                     the one end off the green beans and I would half the
                     Brussels sprouts.

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