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How can I make frozen brocolli edible?

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ImFree2doasiwant Sun 27-Sep-20 19:31:40

Rather than be a wet mush?

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INeedNewShoes Sun 27-Sep-20 19:32:27


INeedNewShoes Sun 27-Sep-20 19:33:21

Actually, soup is wet mush so I haven't answered your question but I don't think it'll be possible to bring frozen broccoli back to life as a nice side vegetable so I'd use it differently.

CrunchyNutNC Sun 27-Sep-20 19:34:23

Soup - simmer in milk, with onion and a stock cube. Blitz, add block of stilton. Yum!

ImFree2doasiwant Sun 27-Sep-20 19:35:31

I've been doing a once weekly online shop, and often fresh veg doesn't last all week so I thought I'd try frozen. It's horrid!

I was hoping to have some with salmon tonight, but soup it is!

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CrunchyNutNC Sun 27-Sep-20 19:37:03

Are you keeping it in the fridge OP? I normally get at least full week from fresh broccoli, often much longer.

pawpawpawpaw Sun 27-Sep-20 19:37:58

Chop finely for pasta (google green pasta sauce) or an omelette (though I guess these are both also wet mush) smile

pinkbalconyrailing Sun 27-Sep-20 19:41:37

it should keep fresh in the fridge for a week.

but for the frozen stuff - roast it in the oven or frying pan with a few almond flakes

TheDuckSaysMoo Sun 27-Sep-20 19:42:13

Use it in anything saucy: curry, chilli, creamy or cheesy pasta etc. It's useless as a standalone veg.

KurriKawari Sun 27-Sep-20 19:42:29

I sometimes throw it into any pasta dish and works fine.

Ninkanink Sun 27-Sep-20 19:42:46

Roast it.

SleepingStandingUp Sun 27-Sep-20 19:43:15

I'd make the last meal of the week something you can shove extra veg into. Stir fry etc

GreyishDays Sun 27-Sep-20 19:43:22

We tend to be on carrots and frozen peas by the end of the week. Oh and frozen sweet corn.

But some of it does last ok, just keep an eye on it.

FourTeaFallOut Sun 27-Sep-20 19:43:40

I just put it in a glass bowl and nuke it. The water content in the veg is such that you don't need to add water in it to steam it.

ZarkingBell Sun 27-Sep-20 19:44:21

Just never buy it again. It's the pits.

I agree with PP - totally useless as a stand alone veg.

TweezerMay Sun 27-Sep-20 19:44:23

Toss it in a load of garlic puree and cayenne, roast it in the oven. Really nice. Also works with spouts!

Bizzywater Sun 27-Sep-20 19:45:01

Mash with butter / garlic. Wet mush but tasty

TwoLeftSocksWithHoles Sun 27-Sep-20 19:46:11

Eat it straight from the freezer
- Brocolli Lolli wink

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Sun 27-Sep-20 19:46:21

Its edible if steamed rather than boiled I found.

NannyR Sun 27-Sep-20 19:47:47

It works well chopped up finely in pesto pasta and baked in a cheesy pasta bake.

noblebarry Sun 27-Sep-20 19:47:49

Clearly in the minority here. Just had it for tea with some frozen peas, frozen green beans and quorn sausages and it was delicious. I just put it (all the frozen veg) in hot water in the microwave for 15 mins and drain it. No pepper, cheese or anything.

Trousersareoverrated Sun 27-Sep-20 19:48:01

We buy packs of frozen veg (Birdseye I think) that come in individual packs that you put in the microwave to steam for 3 mins. They are great if I’m rustling up a freezer meal because I’ve been too lazy to shop. Perhaps some kind of steaming is your answer?

MummytoCSJH Sun 27-Sep-20 19:50:22

I love it as it is but I also steam it and add it to things and roast it with crushed garlic.

KurriKawari Sun 27-Sep-20 19:53:01

DD is obsessed with having frozen veg with everything she eats, she cooks it in hot water for a couple of minutes so still al dente and eats it without any seasoning, I leave her to it because at least it means she's having her 5 a day.

YouBringLightInToADarkPlace Sun 27-Sep-20 19:56:52

Use it instead of cauliflower in cauliflower cheese.

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