Shaved and Steamed Broccoli
Source of Recipe
From "Mad Hungry: Cravings" by Lucinda Quinn
"I've cooked endless heads of broccoli by separating the floret clumps and steaming them whole. But a simple alteration—shaving or thinly slicing the florets first—changes the texture and the experience of eating this vegetable. The key is to avoid overcooking the broccoli; steam it just enough to yield to the bite without sacrificing a pleasant chew."
List of Ingredients
◦ 1 bunch broccoli, florets separated and thinly sliced or shaved
◦ Extra virgin olive oil
◦ Coarse salt
◦ ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Bring ¼ inch of water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan.
Add the broccoli to the pan, cover, and steam for three minutes, until al dente.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the broccoli to a serving dish.
Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and the red pepper flakes, and toss to coat.