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Steamed Broccoli with Puck sauce
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Steamed Broccoli is a simple side dish that can be prepared to go with various meals. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also incredibly quick, versatile and healthy. Enhance the flavors of the tender, freshly steamed broccoli florets by tossing them with a myriad of ingredients.

This allows you to create an array of delicious combinations that will please your taste buds. From adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and drizzling some lemon juice, to tossing in Puck Creamy Dairy Spread, Garlic Sauce, or drizzling Cheese Whiz Sauce over the top. The possibilities are endless, and your palate will surely thank you for it.

Broccoli

Chop the stems off, close to the florets, into bite size pieces from 2 crowns of Broccoli and wash well.

Steamed Broccoli tossed in Puck Sauce with Salt & Pepper

Broccoli

Broccoli only needs to steam for about 5–6 minutes for crisp tender to soft tender. Pierce with a fork to check for tenderness.

How to Steam Broccoli

Place water into the Steamer set and bring to a boil over max heat. Once steaming, add in the chopped and washed bite size pieces of Broccoli. Steam until tender to your liking, about 6 minutes. Pierce with a fork to check the tenderness at 5 minutes.

When removing the Basket to empty into a bowl. Strain out any excess water and give it a few seconds to air dry before emptying into the bowl to season with Salt & Pepper and toss with Puck Creamy Dairy Spread or various other sauces.

Steamer

The steamer set I have is a Master Class 2 tier Steamer set. Prior to this, I steamed in the Rice cooker on the steamer setting. The Master Class Steamer set is much larger and is ready to steam in about 1 minute, depending on how much water is added. Usually I just add about 1 inch of water, which heats up very quick over max heat.

MasterClass Stack & Steam

Master Class 2 Tier Steamer Set

Place enough water into the bottom pan to cover about 1 inch over max heat with the steamer basket and lid on top.

How long to steam Broccoli

Steam bite size Broccoli Florets for about 5–6 minutes, a shorter time for crisp tender, longer for softer. Check the tenderness by piercing with a fork at the 5-minute mark.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Use the Salt & Pepper blend to season the Broccoli to taste after steaming. Just combine into a small bowl and Season the Freshly Steamed Broccoli to taste. Keep the small bowl of Salt & Pepper on the counter to season other foods as needed.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

PUCK CREAMY DAIRY SPREAD

The Puck Creamy Dairy Spread is a versatile ingredient that can elevate your meals to new heights. This Creamy and Delicious spread is the perfect companion with Steamed Broccoli or Cauliflower and that Salt & Pepper Blend to taste. Just amazing stuff!

Once the Broccoli or Cauliflower is steamed perfectly tender. Transfer them to a bowl and add some of the Puck Creamy Dairy Spread. This creamy goodness will melt and blend effortlessly with the hot Broccoli, coating them with a luscious, savory flavor that gets absorbed. Transforming a humble side of Broccoli or Cauliflower into a gourmet experience.

Puck

Puck Creamy Dairy Spread

Add the desired amount (3-4 Tbl or more) of this sauce to a bowl of Steamed Broccoli or Cauliflower with Salt & Pepper to taste and toss well.

Steamed Cauliflower with Puck Sauce

Puck Steamed Cauliflower

Steamed Cauliflower seasoned with Salt & Pepper and tossed in Puck Creamy Dairy Spread.

Steamed Broccoli Sauces

Broccoli with Garlic Sauce is very good, and so is the warm Cheese Whiz Sauce drizzled over freshly Steamed Broccoli. Both of which takes no time at all to make.

Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic Sauce

Toss the Steamed Broccoli in the desired amount of Garlic Sauce. Season with Salt & Pepper if needed.

Cheese Whiz Sauce

Cheese Whiz Sauce

Ladle warm Cheese Whiz Sauce over the Steamed Broccoli.

Steamed Broccoli with Puck sauce

Steamed Broccoli

Fresh Steamed Broccoli side dish tossed in Puck Creamy Dairy Spread and seasoned with a Salt & Pepper Blend. Ready in 5–6 minutes. For variety, try out the Garlic Sauce or drizzle warm Cheese Whiz sauce on top of the Broccoli before serving.
Servings: 4 Servings
Prep5 minutes
Cook 6 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 Steamer Set
  • 1 Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 crowns Broccoli - Chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3-4 Tbl Puck Creamy Dairy Spread - See notes for other sauces
  • To Taste Salt & Pepper

Salt & Pepper Blend

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare the Broccoli by chopping into bite size pieces, close to the florets and wash well. Set aside until ready for the steamer.
  • Place about 1 inch of water into the steamer set and heat over Max Heat.
    Combine the Salt & Pepper blend and set aside.
  • Add the Broccoli to steam for about 6 minutes, or until tender to your liking. A bit shorter for crisp tender and a bit longer for softer. Use a fork to check the tenderness at about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the Puck Sauce or other choice of Sauce into the Bowl you will use to toss the Broccoli.
  • When the Broccoli is ready, remove the steamer basket and strain out any excess water. Let the Broccoli air dry a bit, just a few seconds. Transfer to the Bowl with Puck Creamy Dairy Spread, season with Salt & Pepper and toss the Broccoli to plate.

Notes

 
Try the Puck Creamy Dairy Spread with Steamed Cauliflower!
Cauliflower takes more time to steam than Broccoli, so steam for about 5 minutes. Pierce with a fork to check for tenderness. Steam a bit longer for Softer.

 

Broccoli & Cheese

With Cheese Whiz Sauce, Plate the steamed Broccoli seasoned with Salt & Pepper and drizzle Cheese Whiz Sauce over top. 

 

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Add the desired amount of Garlic Sauce to toss the Broccoli and season with Salt & Pepper to taste if needed. 
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keywords: Puck Broccoli, Puck Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Broccoli in Sauce, Steamed Broccoli with Puck
Author: JAH

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