Sunday, January 10, 2010

Using Produce from the Organic Garden: Broccoli with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Broccoli with Raisins and Pine Nuts

1 bunch of broccoli, about 14 ounces
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup water
¼ cup raisins or currents or more
3 tablespoons pine nuts or more
1 teaspoon salt or more to taste

1. Slice the stems of the broccoli into thin rounds. Cut the heads of the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
2. Heat the oil in a wok or a frying pan large enough to hold the broccoli. Add 1 teaspoon salt to the oil.
3. Add the broccoli and stir to coat the broccoli with the oil.
4. Add ¼ cup water. Turn the heat down a bit and cover the pan for 3-5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender but still has a nice green color. Check to make sure the water doesn’t boil away. By the end of the cooking time, the water will be gone or almost gone.
5. Add the raisins or currents and the pine nuts and stir until they are hot and well combined with the broccoli. Taste for salt and serve.

4 servings
My own devising


bets said...

katherine - I continue to enjoy reading your stories and recipes! Keep them coming! i do have a question for you - if you were to recommend a cookbook for some young friends who are newly married, what would it be? Bets

Anonymous said...

Thanks Katherine for the year review and the special keepers.
I plan to take the Hawaii ones to Maui in July for my daughters to cook for their old mom.