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How to prepare broccoli


How to prepare broccoli
Broccoli are vegetable cousins to cauliflowers. Here's how to prepare them for using in a recipe.
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Last modified on: October 7th 2013

For 1 broccoli, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 broccoli 2 broccolis 3 broccolis

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32 min.3 min.35 min.
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Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #1
Place the brocoli in front of you, head downwards.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #2
The "head" is made up of many parts, often called "florets". Cut one near the base to detatch it.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #3
Do the same with this "head", dividing it by cutting off the smaller individual florets.

You should keep only these florets, the tenderest part of the broccoli, and set aside the stalks (left on the photo) that you can use for a soup for example.

Stage 4
This small video show you how to.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #5
Prepare all the broccoli like this.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #6
Then put to soak in cold water with a little vinegar added.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #7
Bring to the boil a large pan of salted water, using 2 tablespoons coarse salt per litre. Drain the broccoli and plunge into boiling water.

Cook for just 1 minute after the water comes back to the boil.

Notice the lovely emerald green colour they take on at this stage.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #8
Remove from the water with a skimmer or araignée, and plunge immediately into ice-cold water.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #9
When completely cooled, drain and dry in a salad spinner to remove as much cooking water as possible.

Stage 10
How to prepare broccoli : Photo of step #10
Your broccoli are ready. Keep on a cloth or absorbant paper on a plate.

Stage 11
You can see on this video a summary of all the steps.

Remarks

Prepared like this the broccoli can be added to a dish or frozen for later use.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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