Sunday Dinner Broccoli
|Broccoli||2 Bunch (200 gm)|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
Since the stalks of broccoli are less tender than the flowers, they should be cooked longer.
A simple method is to wash the broccoli thoroughly, then tie the stalks together with white string and stand the broccoli upright in a deep pot.
Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and water two thirds of the way up the stalks.
Let the water come to a full boil, then pour the water off and add 1 cup fresh water.
Cover and steam for 15 minutes, or until the stalks are tender.
The soda will impart a fresh green look to the broccoli.
Salt and pepper to taste.