I love steamed broccoli more then any other vegetable. I use my electric steamer and place the sugar, or dill or a bay leaf in the little drawer that fits under the steamer basket. Sprinkle it with a little kosher salt and steam until desired tenderness. Mix it with the melted butter as Marg suggests. The most delicious vegetable side to any meal. Use this technique for califlower (with seasoned salt mixed into your melted butter), fresh green beans and onions (add a layer of bacon strips to the top), carrots, artichokes, corn on the cob (try this with some red sweet bell pepper stips on top) or just about any kind of fresh vegetable you desire. Nothing tastes better then fresh steamed vegetables.
This was good and easy to make. We love broccoli but I had never made it with butter. It was tasty and everyone enjoyed it. I followed the recipe as written other then I used Splenda instead of sugar as that is all I buy.
This really does make the most delicious broccoli! Melting the butter the bowl and stirring to coat was a new trick for me; works much better than dotting the butter on top and letting it melt down. Deceptively simple -- it's always fun to learn new and better ways to do things. Thanks for posting.
The steaming went well. I was worried about over-steaming (nothing worse than mushy broccoli), so I steamed for only six minutes, which was not enough; next time I will try seven minutes.<br/><br/>I forgot the sugar, so will try that next time.<br/><br/>The butter did not work for my family, and I will skip that completely next time, and just go with plain steamed broccoli.
I eat broccoli quite often, even if the Bush family hates it
I always steam it, but have never heard of a teaspoon of sugar in the water below basket.
I am fixing it today to accompany lamb loin chops and oven roasted potatoes.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Simply wonderful! I already have made it half-a-dozen times.
A super method for veggies. I made the broccoli, will try other veggies. I like that the broccoli remains a vibrant and appetizing green. Marg, thanks for posting.
Thanks for this simple way to make a quick, easy and delicious side. I especially appreciate the tip of melting the butter in the serving bowl in the microwave! Came out perfectly!
Very good and very simple. Thanks for sharing Marg. Made for Cookbook Tag.