Tuesday, January 8, 2008

chomping broccoli ... she's chomping broccoli ... chomping broccoli

broccoli is super nutritious. according to the USDA boiled broccoli has more vitamin c than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk? one spear has 3x more fiber than a slice of wheat bread and it's one of the richest sources of vitamin a. it's also a cancer fighting vegetable. it contains enzymes that neutralize potential cancer causing substances before they have a chance to damage the DNA of healthy cells.

1 pound broccoli florets
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Fill a large bowl or pot with half ice and half water. When the water comes to a boil, add the broccoli florets using a strainer. Allow the broccoli to cook until just tender. Immediately remove from the boiling water, using the strainer and transfer to bowl of ice. Immerse the broccoli completely in the ice water for a minute. Remove and place in a dish that has been lined with paper towels. In a cup mix together the Parmesan and brown sugar; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Throw in the broccoli and season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to coat the broccoli, then cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and dust with cheese mixture.

Broccoli Recipes

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