I could sit here and pretend I’m about to write some sort of magnificent recipe. Or I could tell you the truth. Here’s the truth:
To make veggies that are delicious, you just need 3 things.
- A cooking technique. Pick one: boil, steam, stir-fry, blanch, grill, broil, roast, etc… the list goes on.
- A fat. Choose: olive oil, butter, coconut oil, whatever you want.
- A seasoning. Salt is the default choice and will make any veggie stand out, but you can also add herbs, an acid (lemon juice or vinegar), spices, wine, whatever you think would taste nice.
As a fourth “choose your own” you can add “accessories.” These include things like toasted nuts or seeds, raisins or other dried fruits, bits of bacon, or anything that strikes your fancy.
So this isn’t any sort of grand recipe for Chinese Broccoli. I just picked my cooking method – stir-frying, my fats – butter and olive oil, and added sea salt. This veggie was husband-approved and hardly took any time at all.