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15 May 2010

Buttered broccoli

We had a head of broccoli that overstayed its welcome on the veggie tray. As you can see, its florets must have thought it's safe to come out and bloom! Indeed, I saw a few yellows here and there before I decided I should do something about it. It would be such a waste for the broccoli to end up in the bin but we did not have any dish on hand that needed this green veggie. And so I thought of doing a buttered broccoli side dish instead.  Of course, you don't have to wait for your broccoli to turn yellow before doing this dish.  The fresher the veggie, the sweeter it is.

Salted water
1 head broccoli, florets cut to manageable sizes. The stalk can also be peeled and sliced thinly.
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Boil salted water. Add broccoli and cook for around 3-4 minutes. Drain.
Return broccoli on pot and heat. Add the butter and toss for a couple of minutes until florets are coated. You may add a bit more butter if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Best served as a side dish, perfect with beef.

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