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  • 1 head (about 1 pound) broccoli
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-4 fresh laurel leaves (bay leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch

Broccoli with Fresh Laurel

Jeff Jackson | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Calories per serving: 61

Fresh laurel’s sweet fragrance lends a simple and elegant touch to steamed broccoli.

  1. Choose a nice round head of broccoli without much stem. Rinse thoroughly and trim stem. Hollow out the thick bottom stem with a sharp paring knife.
  2. Place water, laurel leaves, butter, salt, and pepper in a stainless steel or copper pot that is just larger than broccoli. Put broccoli in pot, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and steam until crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes. Remove broccoli to a serving platter; cover to keep warm.
  3. Pour a little of remaining liquid into a small bowl and mix with cornstarch; return to pot and boil until mixture thickens slightly. Cut broccoli into spears and drizzle with sauce; serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 61 calories
% fat calories: 55
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrate: 5g
Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 123mg


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