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Broccoli stalks

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EmpressAlexandra Sat 07-Mar-20 19:08:13

Can anyone think of a (meat free) recipe to use broccoli stalks? I’m thinking perhaps fry with garlic and chilli but haven’t got any further than that.
(Trying to not throw away things that are edible.)

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AndromedaPerseus Sat 07-Mar-20 19:09:28

Shred and add them raw to coleslaw

Chelsea26 Sat 07-Mar-20 19:12:21

Soup is an obvious one. They are also delicious roasted with garlic, chilli flakes and sesame oil as a side

AwkwardSquad Sat 07-Mar-20 19:15:47

I have this recipe in my collection but haven’t actually tried it yet so can’t vouch for it

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 07-Mar-20 19:28:40

Agree with keeping them raw. I use them shredded in salads, especially nice with celery, water cress, finely sliced apple and blue cheese.

actiongirl1978 Sat 07-Mar-20 19:29:56

I grate them into salads, or stir fry them with mushrooms and soy sauce, or soften them with mixed veg and stock and mix with passata to make hidden veg sauce for my picky DS.

CottonSock Sat 07-Mar-20 19:30:38

Broccoli pesto

Todayissunny Sat 07-Mar-20 19:31:20

Vegetable sticks with a dip.

BikeRunSki Sat 07-Mar-20 19:32:17

Soup and stir fries

Laurendelight Sat 07-Mar-20 19:35:19

Broccoli is a delicious addition to gravy and soups.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 07-Mar-20 19:36:22

I use them in broccoli and blue cheese soup.

KittenVsBox Sat 07-Mar-20 19:49:06

We use them with in pretty much the same way as broccoli. So anywhere you would use broccoli, put in some slices of stalk too.

JewelTheft Sat 07-Mar-20 19:53:19

I just give them as they are to my DC as a snack while I'm cooking, they think it's a great treat grin

BadCatDirtyCat Sat 07-Mar-20 19:55:04

I just cut them up and steam them with the rest of the broccoli. Or add them to soups (with the rest of the broccoli)

HoneysuckIejasmine Sat 07-Mar-20 19:55:26

Same as kitten. Just chop them up and throw in pan with the florets. Or spiralise them and use as noodles or in a salad.

MrsJoshNavidi Sat 07-Mar-20 19:56:53

Don't you cook and serve them as part of the broccoli?
Why would you cut them off?

NannyR Sat 07-Mar-20 19:57:45

I cook them with the florets too (roasted broccoli is delicious by the way) or eat them raw whilst I'm cooking.

Mrsdoubtfireswig Sat 07-Mar-20 21:41:11

I give them to the dog - she loves them as a snack !

Redshoeblueshoe Sat 07-Mar-20 21:44:03

I prefer the stalks, boil or steam briefly, and smother with hollandaise sauce

Mydogatemypurse Sat 07-Mar-20 21:45:13

I chuck them in eith the rest or freeze to add to soups.

HeronLanyon Sat 07-Mar-20 21:51:09

I eat them as part of broccoli. I’d never just eat the tops.
If steaming then I maybe shave a little to make them slimmer. If stir frying I’ll slice them. Sometimes if partic woody I’ll start them steaming/frying first before adding slimmer tops.

EmpressAlexandra Sat 07-Mar-20 22:03:59

Wow! I cannot believe I have not been eating them. I am ashamed!

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MelanieFrontage Sat 07-Mar-20 23:41:41

I just cook and eat them as part of the meal!

Mind you they are bloody delicious raw, together with cabbage, cauliflower and any other stalks.

In our house, if they are removed, they are cooks perks. I love raw veg.

DustyDoorframes Sun 08-Mar-20 19:32:36

There's a river cottage Love Your Leftovers book which is excellent if you are trying to use up the trimmings of things. There is a yummy stem soup in it which uses up cauliflower leaves and broccoli stems.
I usually just include the broccoli stem in whatever I am doing with the rest though.

ElderAve Sun 08-Mar-20 19:43:58

If I'm doing broccoli as a veg on it's own, I just leave them attached and cook them as usual. If it's a stir fry or similar that calls for broccoli florets, I slice the stems thinly and add them with the rest.

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