Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Favorite

Now, I have to be honest. this is a recipie I found online one day after we had a large family gathering I had tons of wilting veggies that needed something done to them!

Sauteed brocoli stems

(cut off the floretts and use tehm in a salad to serve along side this dissh. Yummers!

Large, thick stems from 2 bunches broccoli
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Fresh-grated nutmeg, to taste
Fresh-ground black pepper, to taste
Pimiento strips, for garnish, optional

Peel stems carefully, then cut them into thin julienne strips about 2 inches long. Place in cold water to crisp 30 minutes in refrigerator. Drain.

Bring pot of salted water to boil. Add broccoli stems, return to a boil and blanch 1 minute. Immediately drain and plunge broccoli into cold water to keep stems crisp and green. Drain again.

To serve, melt butter in saute pan or skillet, add a little nutmeg, then add broccoli. Toss to coat well with butter and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately in neat piles, garnished with pimiento strips.

you're gonna love this one!~


Blogarita said...

I love broccoli, stems and all. The nutmeg sounds like a nice touch. :)

Slick said...

You lost me at recipe.

Laurie said...

This sounded great to me until nutmeg. I hate nutmeg. Any alternative suggestions?

Bluepaintred said...

both cinnamon or allspice would work. personally i would choose cinnamon before allspice though

Cori said...

Thanks for sharing this! I always throw the stems out, now I know what to do with them.