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Broccoli

Postby PieGirl » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:07 pm

I've read that broccoli is very healthy and a vegetable that you should definitely add to your diet. Thing is, I only know one way of cooking it and that's boiling it. Does anyone have any exciting broccoli recipes they want to share? Any different ways of cooking it? :) Thank you!
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Re: Broccoli

Postby peter » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:53 pm

I always steam it. :D
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Re: Broccoli

Postby alan refail » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:03 pm

What do you mean by broccoli? Purple/white sprouting or calabrese?
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Beryl » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:46 pm

Use the large heads mixed with cauliflower to make a different cauli cheese. Small Purple sprouting can be added to stir fries.
Both can be used in quiches. Spears can be used like asparagus dipped in butter or any sauce of your choice.

If boiling only use very little water and don't over cook.

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Re: Broccoli

Postby Catherine » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:43 am

I make cauliflower and broccoli cheese, I add it lightly steamed to pasta with a creamy sauce, which we love. Add it to veggie curries, roast it for roast vegetable quiches, roast veggie pizzas. The list is endless.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby glallotments » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Anyone come across a club root resistant broccoli variety?
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Catherine » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:14 pm

We have club root on our plot and we have managed to grow fabulous broccoli by starting them in the PT and growing to a strong plant before planting out in a large hole filled with garden compost and a shake of lime. We have been growing them like this for three years and have had real success.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby glallotments » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Catherine wrote:We have club root on our plot and we have managed to grow fabulous broccoli by starting them in the PT and growing to a strong plant before planting out in a large hole filled with garden compost and a shake of lime. We have been growing them like this for three years and have had real success.


We grow ours to be plant sized too but they still succumb
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Catherine » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:51 pm

Do try the large hole method as it really does work for us and they were the size of shop bought ones only much tastier.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Chantal » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:40 pm

I blanch broccoli in small florettes and then just before the rest of the meal is ready I stir fry it with garlic in very hot oil, adding a little Chinese rice wine (or very dry sherry). It's yummy, but not nearly so healthy as just steaming it :D
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Re: Broccoli

Postby retropants » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:26 pm

how about tempura? (deep fried in a light batter)
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Re: Broccoli

Postby PieGirl » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:42 pm

Thanks everyone. I love it stir fried. I also found a recipe for mashed cauliflower and used it instead of potato on a cottage pie and you could hardly tell the difference. It's just nice to have a change every so often.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Tigger » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:54 pm

Makes a great soup, especially with cheese.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Elton » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:37 am

Broccoli is really very good for our health and fitness.
It has a number of benefits to improve our health and deal with the diseases.
It controls the cholesterol level, lowers the high blood pressure, burns the fat, reduces the unnecessary body weight and also controls the heart diseases.
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Re: Broccoli

Postby Westi » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Oops Tigger! Elton says controls the cholesterol, don't think that means increase the challenge! :D :D

Welcome to the forum Elton - we are very friendly - post away anything that takes your fancy! You will be very surprised at the wealth of knowledge, patience & suggestions that will aid you be an even better gardener than you are probably already are!

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