Broccoli with Mustard-Red Pepper Vinaigrette
We wanted to revamp broccoli-flavorful ingredients, creamy stalks, and tender florets.
Why This Recipe Works
The best cooking method for our Broccoli with Mustard-Red Pepper Vinaigrette was extraordinarily simple: We added the thick stems to a small pot of boiling water and set the florets on top, just above the reach of the boiling water. The stems were boiled and the florets steamed—two ideal cooking methods for the two parts of the broccoli head. Within four minutes, both stalks and florets were perfectly cooked. We peeled fibrous exterior of the stems prior to cooking—it was too tough to be edible. A vegetable peeler didn’t make a dent on the skin, but a chef’s knife made quick work of the task.