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December 22nd, 2007, 07:28 PM #1Recipe Buddy
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Sauces for steamed Broccoli
I am having steamed Broccoli for Christmas dinner and would like to know what kind of sauce can I use other then cheese please? Is Oriental one good? I am serving glazed Ham for the main course with Potato surprise.
Have a wonderful Holiday and a year of good health,
Thank you very much
December 22nd, 2007, 08:12 PM #2
Re: Sauces for steamed Broccoli
Carol - here's a few ideas for you -
BASIC WHITE SAUCE AND VARIATIONS
Basic White Sauce Recipe
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
2. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately or refrigerate.
Cheese Sauce: Stir 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese into 1 cup of white sauce. Heat just until cheese is melted.
Curry Sauce: Stir 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and a pinch of ground ginger into 1 cup of white sauce.
Mornay Sauce: Stir 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese or a combination of both and a pinch of ground nutmeg into 1 cup of white sauce.
Mustard Sauce: Stir 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard into 1 cup of white sauce.
Brown Sauce: Follow recipe for a white sauce except substitute beef broth for the milk. For richer color, add a dash of browning sauce.
Veloute Sauce: French for velvety, this sauce substitutes a light-colored stock such as chicken, turkey or fish broth for the milk.
Cook 1 large bunch of broccoli; drain and arrange on a heated serving platter.
To 6 tbsp melted butter, add lemon juice to taste and 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds. Sprinkle over the broccoli.
BUTTER SAUCE FOR BROCCOLI:
1/2 c. butter
4 tbsp. lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Combine and heat.
Broccoli with Sesame Sauce
2 lb Broccoli, trimmed
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Honey
2 tbl Sesame Oil
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds, toasted
6 x Lettuce,Romaine, leaves
* Chop broccoli into florets and steam 4 to 5 minutes, until just tender; Chill.
* Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add broccoli and marinate for 1 hour.
* Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves.
Broccoli with Sesame Oil
Toasted sesame seeds
* * - Or vinegar
* 1. Blench broccoli by dropping it into boiling water for 2 or 3 minutes, then quickly "refresh" it by running it under cold water.
* 2. Dress with sesame oil and soy sauce (or vinegar) to taste, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Add the dressing just before serving (at room temperature) or it will discolor the broccoli.
Broccoli with Mustard Butter Recipe
The mustard butter would also be very good on a lot of other vegetables-carrots, potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, etc.
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
2 1/2 lbs broccoli, cut into florets
1. In a small bowl mix mustard and butter, set a side.
2. Can be made ahead and refrigerated, covered.
3. Bring to room temperature before proceeding.
4. Steam broccoli until crisp tender and transfer to a large bowl.
5. Add mustard butter and toss until melted and broccoli is well coated.
6. Season with Salt and pepper.
Creamy Broccoli and Cheese
1 (1 ounce) package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
3/4 cup milk
1 pound broccoli, cooked and drained
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In a blender, combine dressing mix, cream cheese and milk. Pour over broccoli in 9" baking dish; stir well. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min or cheese is melted.
Hope this helps!
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