A simple recipe for perfectly steamed broccoli.
If using fresh broccoli, remove any leaves that remain. Turn the crown upside down on the cutting board. Using a paring knife, cut the florets from the stem. If the florets you cut away are fairly large cut in half or into individual smaller florets.
Fill a saucepan with about a ¼” of water and place steamer basket inside, and place over medium heat. Add the broccoli and place lid atop. Allow to steam for 10-13 minutes, depending on how tender you like your broccoli. Remove from the heat right away.
Remove the broccoli from the steamer basket and transfer to a serving bowl, if desired. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Gently toss, serve immediately and enjoy.
The Anthony Kitchen