How to Cook BroccoliBroccoli, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, is packed with vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Steaming is an ideal method for how to cook broccoli because it helps preserve all those nutrients. Still, some people can't get excited at the prospect of eating plain broccoli. It pays to find ways to jazz up the flavor to give this good-for-you vegetable a bit more pizzazz.
This recipe for tangy broccoli with almonds cranks up the flavor with a Worcestershire-style marinade and slivers of toasted almonds. It's a flavorful take on how to cook broccoli that is anything but boring. And you can make it in as little as 15 minutes.
Hi. I'm Miranda with Recipe.com, and today, I'm gonna show you how to make Tangy Broccoli with Almonds. So we have our ingredients all laid out here. We have one 12-ounce package of fresh broccoli florets, 2 teaspoons of Worcester-style chicken marinade, and 2 tablespoons of toasted slivered almonds which are gonna be so yummy delicious. Over here to my right, I have like a medium-sized skillet, and as you'll see, I have this little steamer basket inside. I've got about half an inch of water boiling underneath because we are going to steam our broccoli florets, so let's add these in. And we are just gonna steam these with the lid on until they're crisp tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Okay. It's been 8 minutes and my broccoli is nicely steamed and they're crisp tender so I'm gonna turn my heat off and let's remove the lid, and we are gonna grab the steamer basket. This is fun. We're gonna just...insert the spoon like that, using the handle, that's why it has this nifty little ring in the middle, and just kind of just pour it on here and just...dump it all in. Now, all we have to do is toss, so let's just add our little marinade in and toss this together. How simple is this? Don't you love that when you can just have like a nice little side dish, a twist on our old favorite, but it's so, so simple to do. Okay. And now we're just going to sprinkle the toasted almond slivers, and there you have it, so simple to do, so tasty. That's how you make Tangy Broccoli with Almonds. Thanks for watching, and for more great recipes and savings, visit us at Recipe.com.
What You'll Need
- 1 12-ounce package fresh broccoli florets*
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire-style marinade for chicken
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
Step By Step
Place a steamer basket in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid; add enough water to come 1/2 inch below basket. Heat to boiling. Place broccoli in basket; cover and steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Place broccoli in serving bowl; toss with Worcestershire-style marinade. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.
If the broccoli comes in a microwave-ready steaming bag, cook according to package directions.
Knowing how to cook broccoli so that it's as appealing as it is nutritious can get your family more enthusiastic about eating this healthy vegetable. If you have young children, you'll want to instill a love of vegetables in them. Veggies nourish growing bodies, and developing a taste for them early can help promote lifelong healthy eating habits.