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Using Broccoli Stems

When cooking fresh broccoli with long stems, rinse and clean the broccoli; cut off the stems. Leave the stems whole. Cut the florets into large pieces. If the stems are very thick, cut in half.

Stack the stems into a pot, layering and criss-crossing. Add water to cover the stems a bit.

Carefully place the florets on top of the stems. Bring water to a boil; then turn down into a simmer and cover. Cook until tender or whatever way you prefer broccoli.

If the stems are tough; peel them before cooking. I like to add a bay leaf when cooking broccoli, it gives it a good flavor.

If you have a steamer pot, you can add the stems to the bottom of the pot with the water and add the florets to the steamer insert.

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By mkymlp from NE PA

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Using Broccoli Stems

We used to eat in a Chinese restaurant where they used the broccoli stems in cashew chicken. It was delicious, much more flavor than celery. (10/28/2009)

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