Susan is back with another great recipe! I made some really tasty Broccoli Parmigiano Reggiano the other night. I used my fresh cheese that I bought in Italy and it was just plain creamy goodness. Yea……I have been hoarding that cheese. It is so delicious and I hate that I will some day not have any more. Though, I will say that the Pecorino Romano that I buy from Costco, though only aged a year, is really quite good too (and you don’t have to travel to Parma, Italy to purchase it).
BROCCOLI PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
- 1 Broccoli Bunch
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- garlic, salt and pepper (sprinkled liberally)
- 1/4-1/2 cup fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano (depending on your taste preference)
- 1/8 crumbs of French’s Fried Onions (or more)
Cut the broccoli in to long stalks (trees with trunks).
Steam the broccoli until just tender and place in a shallow pyrex or ceramic, oven safe dish.
Make a Bechamel sauce by melting the butter in a skillet. Add the flour and stir until well mixed. The longer you cook the flour, the browner the cream sauce. I prefer mine pale.
Add the milk and chicken broth and whip it smooth. Let it simmer and thicken.
Add the Parmigiano Reggiano and let it simmer together until the right consistency.
Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Pour the cream sauce over the broccoli and zap it in the microwave until the broccoli is reheated. (or wait until last minute to cook broccoli) Don’t overcook the broccoli!!
Top with crumbled French’s French Fried Onions.
Hi, my name is Susan and Permanent Posies (Creative Chaos) is my blog and my subject matter is…well, that depends on the day and the mood. But, for the most part, I love cooking, watching the Food Network, reading cookbooks and, of course, eating. I am also an artist and spend time each week in my studio (bedroom) oil painting. I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love. I am quite skilled at shopping 🙂 and finding a bargain just makes my day.