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22.7.12

CREAMED BROCCOLI


This recipe is an adaptation of an adaptation from Gourmet Magazine. Looks like baby food, but in fact, this is a tasty adult dish. When was the last time you licked broccoli off your blender? Because… I did before I put the blender jar in the dishwasher… The original seasoning would have been too strong for my tastes. I don’t cook my vegetables to the death but I would have had to in order to mash the broccoli bits with a potato masher as the original recipe suggested. Besides, it would have still looked like a dog’s breakfast. Therefore, I emphasise using a blender, 3/4 cup of cream and not reducing it. The parmesan has to be freshly grated and 3 Tbsp is not enough, I used about 1/3 cup plus. Fresh lemon juice is necessity, do not use bottled lemon juice, it would spoil the taste. As a side dish, this makes 4-5 lovely servings.

4 cups diced broccoli
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 pinch grated nutmeg
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

• Wash the broccoli thoroughly.
• Peel the stems, and then finely chop the stems and the florets.
• Cook the broccoli in boiling salted water, until just tender, it will have an intense green colour.
• Drain in a colander and run under cold water to stop cooking.
• Bring to the boil cream, garlic and nutmeg.
• Simmer for 1 minute.
• Add broccoli and remove from heat.
• Puree in several batches in a blender.
• Place in a heatproof serving dish.
• Add 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese and the lemon juice.
• Stir to combine and heat up in the microwave.
• Sprinkle the top with the remaining parmesan cheese and serve.
 

2 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I don't care how it looks. It isn't easy making anything mashed look good. This brings back memories. I remember loving creamed spinach as a kid and it's a must have with my fish fingers. This version with broccoli sounds just as good!

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  2. Finally, this one was a hit. Ping, I have to confess, I tried a string of new recipes, [prompted by a variety of overabundance in the vegetable garden to look for new ways of preparation. But one disaster followed another, even last night's broccoli dish my husband called "yuck". There was one other broccoli dish that turned out yummy, but we had a big storm and it was too dark to take a photo of it. I will make it again, but as of today we have no more broccoli in the garden and I think I will wait a few weeks before buying. Creamed spinach... oh yes the spinach is ready too. Want some?

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