The worst part about writing a recipe about broccoli is that I have to remember how to spell the word broccoli. Have you ever spelled the word “broccoli” without assistance? If you have, then good for you. I hope you won the spelling bee as a child.
Enough horsing around, let’s get down to broccoli town…spelled b-r-o-c-c-o-l-i!
BASIC ASS STEAMED BROCCOLI
*that doesn’t taste like thick grass*
- 1-2 heads of broccoli, florets cut off
- Approximately 1 teaspoon of salt
- Approximately 1 teaspoon of pepper
- Approximately 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- Approximately 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or however much you want, kinda)
- TOOLS: A medium sized pot and a steamer basket
- Bring water to a boil. Use enough water to cover the bottom of your pan, but not too much that it comes through your steamer basket.
- Remove the florets (the bushy tree looking parts) from the rest of the broccoli (aka the stem-y parts).
- Put broccoli florets into a bowl.
- Add all seasonings and oil to the broccoli and toss to coat evenly.
- Add the seasoned broccoli to the steamer basket and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes, until the broccoli is still bright green, but tender.
You can test the doneness of your steamed broccoli with a fork. Don’t cook your broccoli until it is dark brown. It’s less beautiful that way. And you deserve beauty, with your beautiful, basic ass.