• Kieumy, BOM, London

Here's how you can use leftover broccoli stems

Very often, Broccoli stalks are tossed in the garbage without much thought. But it doesn't have to be that way, nor should it. So if you're one of those people in the habit of throwing them away, you might want to rethink that. Did you know that if you treat the stems correctly, you can eat them too?


So how exactly do you treat broccoli stems? First off, you have to cut off the bottom 2 inches of the stem and throw that away, as it can be quite hard and tough. The rest of how you prepare the broccoli stem solely depends on how you are planning to cook them. If you are cooking the broccoli stem for a long time, you may leave the skin on, but if you are only cooking for a few minutes, then peel the skin off. For example, if you are roasting the broccoli stems in your oven, you need not peel the stem and you can leave most of the skin on. Alternatively, if you wish to stir-fry the broccoli stem, then you may want to peel the skin off. Regardless of whether you peel the broccoli stems, it is definitely a lot tastier if you chop or slice them into smaller pieces, allowing you to really enjoy their texture.


I've put together a recipe for Thai Broccoli Stem Salad below, so now you can prepare a delicious and easy dish with Broccoli stem


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