My CSA farmer, Knife & Fork Farms , has been having a good season with broccoli. She has been adding broccoli to our CSA bags for the last 4 weeks. And these are not tiny supermarket broccoli crowns. She is giving us the entire broccoli plant, with leaves and all. I've learned that the broccoli leaves are really delicious when steamed and tossed together with quinoa.
As much as I like broccoli, I needed to find an interesting new way to cook it. For quick cooking, I have been steaming it in the microwave as posted here. And I love this updated broccoli salad. For something new, I decided to try grilled broccoli.
This grilled broccoli recipe calls for the broccoli to be tossed in a simple dressing of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. The broccoli is placed in a grill basket and grilled over high heat for 12-15 minutes. The dressing imparts an interesting flavor, almost Asian because of the soy sauce but not quite. The seasoned broccoli would pair nicely with a grilled skirt steak and a side of steamed rice.
Recipe adapted from New York Times Food