Easy Peasy Tasty Broccoli

Posted on Aug 13 2020 - 2:28pm by Johnny B

Broccoli might not be the best looking or tastiest vegetable but if cooked well, it can be enjoyed as a beautiful side dish. Traditionally used as an accompaniment alongside your Sunday roast, it is usually steamed and served crispy and green. Full of nutrients, the broccoli is from the cabbage family. It is recommended for keeping your heart healthy; completely cholesterol-free, it is also fat-free. If you are counting calories, it is on the low end. Although it is best served raw – research shows you benefit fully from it when uncooked – it is rather difficult to chew on. 

Too boring for your taste? Worry not, you don’t have to be rid of it completely. How about spending a few extra minutes and turning it into a sinfully delightful side dish? After all, it is a vegetable worth saving in our opinion…it contains much-needed fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium, without forgetting that it also has more protein than most other vegetables. So, get ready to transform your boring broccoli into a renovated vegetable! 

Ingredients

2 broccoli 

1 carrot 

100 g cheddar cheese

3 spoons of white flour 

1 tablespoon of yellow mustard

50 g of butter

300 ml whole milk

Method

Chop up your broccoli at the stalk and soak into a bowl of water. 

Peel your carrot and cut into chunky batons. Add to your broccoli after it has been drained and leave standing in a bowl. 

In a saucepan, add your butter under low heat, and as it starts to melt, add the flour bit by bit until you end up with a doughy ball. Add your milk slowly and whisk gently until you have a nice creamy sauce. 

Grate your cheese and add to the sauce. Continue stirring gently. 

Add your mustard and stir. Switch off and leave to the side. 

Pour the broccoli and carrots into an oven dish. Add the sauce gently and cover your vegetables completely. 

Put under the grill and leave for 10 mins until you have a nice golden-brown crust. 

Serve with your roast and enjoy this dish, in its sinful cheese sauce! 

If you prefer broccoli without any sauce, try the next recipe! 

Nutty Broccoli

Ingredients 

2 broccoli 

1 handful of pine nuts

1 knob of butter 

Method

Chop up your broccoli at the stalk and soak into a bowl of water. 

Drain and steam until your broccoli has softened but is still crispy. 

Add butter to your pan and tip in your pine nuts. Leave to sizzle for 30 seconds. 

Add the steamed broccoli into the pan and stir gently. 

Serve as a side dish and enjoy this crispy and nutty dish with fish or meat. 

Don’t go by looks, Broccoli comes with many benefits, you can play around with this vegetable by making soup, salad or even grill it. You will come across great recipes on TV, magazines, internet, and even games! Yes… Find the healthiest fruit and Vegetable themed games at Aspers Casino site with Jackpot Cherries, Fruit Bonanza, and more! Enjoy! We hope that we have convinced you to give broccoli a chance.