Microwave Broccoli in Lemon Sauce

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Oolala

From an Andy Boy brand broccoli wrapper. I alway microwave broccoli plain in a steamer and this sounds like a nice change of pace with the ginger and lemon peel.

Top Review by ChefDLH

Thanks for posting oohlala. This was delish and super simple. There was only one problem; one bunch didn't serve six people here. It served three and a tiny portion of broccoli at that. I will double it next time as we like our veggies. That said the sauce was tasty, lemony, frothy with a hint of ginger. When I made it I ended up making the sauce on the stove because the direction wasn't clear then poured it over the broccoli as directed and heated again. It was a tiny mistake <br/>that turned out delightful. We ate this happily. Made for My Three Chefs tag game. Enjoy! ChefDLH

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place broccoli spears in a 1 1/2 quart microwavable covered dish and cook on high for 6-8 minutes. Note-I think recipe had a typo because it said 14-16 minutes-I would have a fire with that much heat for fresh broccoli so use your judgment.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat butter and blend in flour and gradually add milk.
  4. Microwave uncovered on medium 2 minutes until thick and smooth.
  5. Stir in lemon peel and juice slowly to avoid curdling.
  6. Add salt and ginger and Pour sauce over the broccoli.
  7. Heat again 2 minutes to heat through.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a