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I need a broccoli side dish

ChrisKC Oct 14, 2009 01:23 PM

I have been requested to bring a broccoli side dish for thanksgiving and I'm looking for ideas besides just steamed or with cheese sauce. Any ideas?

  1. Restaurant Dish Oct 14, 2009 01:41 PM

    I made this one year and it has now remained a staple on our Thanksgiving table. Being Canadian, we just had Thanksgiving and I just made it again this year - absolutely delicious. It really is a great balance from the overly rich, cheesey, creamy other dishes on the table.


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    1. re: Restaurant Dish
      lgss Oct 14, 2009 06:00 PM

      That sounds good! We would substitute maple syrup for the honey.

    2. c
      cheesecake17 Oct 14, 2009 01:50 PM

      Roasted, alone, or with cauliflower

      1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 14, 2009 02:16 PM

        cheesecake beat me it - roasting uis my favorite way to prepare broccoli (and cauliflower). even those who claim to hate broccoli have been known to enjoy it roasted. i was going to suggest serving with an anchovy-lemon sauce and fried capers...but that Saveur recipe provided by Restaurant Dish also sounds excellent!

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
          cheesecake17 Oct 14, 2009 03:58 PM

          Last time I served it roasted to guests, I included several 'dipping' sauces instead of tossing all the broccoli with a lemon vinaigrette. Everyone liked the options.

        2. ipsedixit Oct 14, 2009 04:10 PM

          How about a broccoli soup?

          1. c
            ch_smooth Oct 14, 2009 04:49 PM


            i made this last xmas and it was absolutely delicious. i used cashew butter instead because that's what i had in my fridge.

            1. l
              lgss Oct 14, 2009 05:57 PM

              With millet or quinoa, cashews, onion, garlic, and tamari! And red bell peppers if you can get them that time of year. Pineapple is also good.

              ...or steamed and topped with hummus!

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                andieb Oct 22, 2009 12:09 PM

                we usually make a broccoli corn casserole. Super easy to make. Let me know if you're interested in the recipe..

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