(Disclaimer: the phone rang while the broccoli was steaming and it did get overcooked a little bit. It was still delicious, though:-))
Have you ever had a dish served a certain way that it changed your whole outlook on it? I remember my husband didn’t like asparagus until he had it served in a butter and breadcrumb mixture. His response was “well, anything tastes good drenched in butter.” Today he will eat it steamed with nothing on it but a little salt and pepper so you can tell he has come a long way. I think we do that with our kids, too. We put cheese sauce on their veggies so that they will eat them. Eventually they will learn to like their veggies and maybe even without the cheese sauce. I put a little butter and olive oil on my steamed spinach and its one of Ella’s favorite foods. Without all of that I am not sure she would touch it. Hey – we have to do what we do.
So, this broccoli recipe did that for me. This is another one of my mom’s recipes that I always ask for and now I will have it. I did like broccoli, but I didn’t LOVE broccoli before I tried this. Now, it’s honestly one of my favorite vegetables – maybe even foods. This broccoli is addictive. Try it and I think it will increase your love for the green veggie threefold.
This post is linked to Cinnamon Girl Recipes Side Dish Saturdays.
Broccoli in Herbed Butter
1 lb fresh broccoli
2T butter –
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t finely chopped onion
1/4 t salt (opt.)
1/8 t. thyme, marjoram & savory
Steam broccoli. Melt butter and add the remaining ingredients. Toss with broccoli and serve.