welcome to my channel How to Cook Broccoli 1 Clean the broccoli.
If you bought your broccoliat a commercial grocery store, a thorough rinse is fine.
If you grew your own broccolior bought it at a farm stand, soak the broccoli in salted water for 10 minutes, then rinseit thoroughly.
Garden-fresh broccoli is prone to cabbageloopers, a common garden pest.
In their larval stage, cabbage loopers are green, approximately1-inch-long worms.
Though they're harmless, they can be a real appetite killer.
The wormsdie in the salt water.
The cabbage loopers will float to the top of the surface of thewater where you can skim them off and dispose of them.
2Trim away the trunk of the main stem.
How to Cook Broccoli This is the thickest partof the broccoli.
The stem of the broccoli is completely edible, but the last inch orso will be a bit tougher and not as tasty.
You can eat the stem, or discard part of it.
3Cut the florets.
Cut the trunks of each floret, or little bunch of broccoli, until you breakthe florets into several smaller pieces that are easy to work with.
If you're not a fanof the stalks, cut just below the crown.
4Place a steamer basket in a saucepan.
Fill a saucepan with 2 inches (5.
1 cm) of water,insert a steamer basket, place a cover on the pan, and place the pan on a burner overmedium heat.
Bring the water to a boil.
5Place the broccoli in the steamer basket.
How to Cook Broccoli Remove the lid from thepan, place the broccoli florets in the steamer basket, and replace the lid on the pan.
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