“Oof. I’m a like burrito stuffed with soreness and shame right now.”
I’ve been in a broccoli sort of mood lately. Maybe it’s because I read that broccoli stalks are healthy.
So many people I know throw away the stalks. I actually think they are the best part. You have to peel them though, as I mentioned the other day (with instructions on how to do it).
Besides, it’s a big waste to trash the stalks, isn’t it? One of the things I learned at the China Institute when I took cooking lessons there decades ago, was how adept Chinese home cooks are using parts of products that other people throw away.
Like broccoli stems.
Try this recipe. The bread crumbs give the dish a nice toasty taste and crispy feel.
Broccoli with Lemony Bread Crumbs
2 stalks broccoli
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (any kind)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, cut into thick slices
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Remove about one inch from the bottom stems of the broccoli stalks. Peel the stems and cut the stems and florets into bite-sized pieces. Cook the broccoli in lightly salted simmering water for about 4 minutes or until barely tender. Drain under cold water and set aside. Mix the bread crumbs, mustard and lemon peel and set aside in a small bowl. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a wok, stir-fry pan or deep sauté pan over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so until the garlic begins to brown. Discard the garlic. Add the bread crumb mixture to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, and breaking up the mixture into crumbs, for 2-3 minutes or until the pieces are toasty brown. Dish out and set aside. Pour the remaining tablespoon olive oil into the pan. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes to reheat. Dish out into a serving bowl, sprinkle with the crumb mixture and serve. Makes 4 servings
For someone scarred by bug-infested broccoli at a young age, this actually looks prettyyyy delicious! Will have to try
Oooookaaaaayyyy it’s pretty good. Not gonna lie.
I think my favorite youtube video got deleted.
It was of someone’s dog singing this song from the movie Anastasia. It’s the best thing EVER and now it’s gone.
DEAR PERSON WHO POSTED THIS VIDEO PLEASE BRING IT BACK.
I am sending a message out through the internet, and perhaps it will reach the right person. Seriously that was the best video ever. The audio track is the song, and the video is still shots of the dog. Each shot makes it look like the dog is singing. When the singer holds the long high notes there is a dog with its mouth open really wide. I think it’s chewing something? Anyway, BEST VIDEO EVER please bring it back.
I have been reading for days and needed something to cheer me up after all this work. And the video was gone. Okay, you get it. I want that video back.
I will post another Good Video here. It will not be as good but alas it is the best I can do.
Texas college turns football field into awesome urban farm
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