1 head of broccoli
Prepare the broccoli by cutting the florets from the stalk and chopping into roughly equal sized pieces. Next peel and dice the stalk into small chunks.
Place some water in a saucepan, not enough to reach the bottom of your steamer basket, and bring this to the boil and reduce to a simmer.
Load the steamer basket with the stalk chunks first and then the broccoli florets on top.
Place the steaming basket into the saucepan and cover with a tight lid. Cook until done (a knife or skewer slides through easily) this should only take 4 – 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and toss gently in some vinaigrette for a tasty alternative to plain veg.