Broccoli with Fresh Laurel
  • 1head (about 1 pound) broccoli
  • 1cup water
  • 3-4 fresh laurel leaves (bay leaves)
  • 2tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/8teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4teaspoon cornstarch
  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.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli with Fresh Laurel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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