Connect with us


How to Cook Broccoli – The New York Times



Love it or hate it: Broccoli is an incredibly popular and versatile vegetable. And it can be unbeatably delicious when prepared right, as the cookbook author and chef Sohla El-Waylly does in her latest installment of “Cooking 101.”

  • Learn how to shop for broccoli, the difference between organic and nonorganic, and when to buy each.

  • Get to know the parts of the broccoli and how to best break down a head and strip down your stalks for extra flavor.

  • Blanch broccoli to perfection and turn it into a rich, nutty side dish studded with dates.

  • Maximize raw — yes, raw — broccoli by dressing it with an assertive dressing that breaks it down. (And as a bonus: Find out how to yield fluffy quinoa every time.)

  • Watch how to char your broccoli simply on a sheet pan to bring out its sweetness. (Did you know broccoli could be sweet?)

  • Dry broccoli thoroughly and quickly, and oil it smartly so it singes in all the right ways.

  • Lastly, learn to make an after-school classic: broccoli and cheese, with the perfect amount of cheese, and steamed right in the microwave.

Follow New York Times Cooking on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Pinterest. Get regular updates from New York Times Cooking, with recipe suggestions, cooking tips and shopping advice.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *