Italian Infused Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min

This is the recipe I use when steaming Broccoli. It lightly infuses the broccoli with the seasonings without adding seasoning on top after cooking. I use a tupperware microwave steamer for this recipe.


  1. In base of steamer, add lemon juice, garlic, and basil leaves.
  2. Put the middle piece on top and put broccoli on it.
  3. Put lid on steamer.
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Let it stand for 1 minute. Check for color and tenderness. (if still too raw, microwave for another 30 seconds).
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This is a quick and simple recipe! I used a 10-oz package of frozen chopped broccoli, since it was in my freezer for no particular reason. An entire cup of lemon juice seemed like a lot, so I used 3/4 cup, and I'm glad I did; it was still a bit too citrusy for my taste. I used jarred minced garlic and dried sweet basil, but I didn't measure them out, just eyeballed it. It was still lovely. Made for My-3-Chefs, November 2009. Thanks for posting!

brokenburner November 06, 2009