Broccoli in large pot on wooden table
The Tangy Ingredient To Even Up For Lost Flavor In Boiled Broccoli
Broccoli is versatile and nutritious, but as far as flavor goes, it can be pretty bland after boiling. Adding mustard is a good way to liven up the flavor of this vegetable.
This condiment is sharply tangy, which works well with broccoli's earthy, mildly bitter taste. Depending on the type of mustard, it might be sweet, spicy, and peppery.
Try whipping up a mustard cheese sauce with grated cheese, milk, butter, flour, and hot sauce cooked together over medium heat. Drizzle over the broccoli or serve it on the side.
For a more lavish twist, create a mustard glaze with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and butter to brush over the boiled broccoli. Then, roast it in the oven until caramelized.
If you're not a fan of mustard, try sweet-and-savory combinations like honey and a dash of soy sauce to infuse the broccoli with a more complex flavor.