Broccoli, I like it, raw or cooked either way it's one of my favorite veggies. Recently there have been a lot of claims regarding the health benefits to eating broccoli. Being a green vegetable it is something we should add in to our meals anyway. There were claims that broccoli helps ward off certain cancers and helps fight against others. I watched where they did some research to dispel the myth of fighting off certain types of cancer. What the results showed was that people who ate broccoli, actually had better results while fighting off cancer, so maybe not a myth, another reason to eat it! Also broccoli according to the program, has the highest concentrations of all the beneficial nutrients in the family of cruciferous vegetables, so if you like broccoli you don't have to eat brussel sprouts, cauliflower or cabbage etc. If you want more information, for Pete's sake google it, I'm not getting paid by the broccoli farmers of North America, lol. Broccoli raw is good but so is cooked broccoli. The trouble is most people really over cook broccoli, causing it to be rubbery and smell like someone farted.
Here is my easy steps to perfect cooked broccoli.
First put a pot of water on high to boil, you want to have a rolling boil. While you are waiting for your water to boil prepare the broccoli. Wash it, cut the stem off, you only want to eat the crown, that's where the goodness is. Cut the crown up a little, you don't want huge chunks. Do not put broccoli into the water until it is boiling. Once the water starts to boil, carefully put your broccoli in the pot, (don't burn yourself). Immediately set a timer for four and a half minutes 4.5 min. You don't want to get past five minutes max, it starts to go rubbery and farty after five minutes. 4.5 makes for a nice cooked broccoli but not too cooked. Once the cooking time is up drain off the water, serve on plates, add a little butter, salt and pepper and yum. I usually do this just before we eat, that way it doesn't get cold while waiting for the other food to be ready.