We love broccoli any which way – roasted, grilled, steamed, sauteed, pan roasted. Today’s dish is incredibly simple. Broccoli is steamed, buttered, peppered and scattered with toasted pine nuts. Simple. Incredibly delicious. The buttery pine nuts pair so well with the tender yet crunchy broccoli. Butter is best for this dish – try not to be tempted by other oils.
Imagine this with pasta too! Oh my!
This recipe is one of the vegetarian recipes from our first blog which was in existence from 1995 – 2006. You can see more of the Retro Recipes series, our vegetarian recipes from that first blog.
Steamed Broccoli Scattered with Pine Nuts
1 – 2 heads broccoli
1 Tblspn or so of pine nuts
Separate florets of broccoli, and steam until just tender and still bright green.
Meanwhile, toast the pinenuts in a dry pan until turning golden – watch carefully so they do not burn.
Toss the steamed broccoli with liberal amounts of butter and black pepper. Place into serving dish or platter (with other items if desired), and scatter with the toasted pine nuts. Serve at the table.
recipe notes and alternatives
Sprinkle with Hawaiian Chilli Water for a spice hit.