August 10, 2011 by Sara Kreidler
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the broccoli florets and boil for 3 minutes. If you’re going to boil more than one batch of broccoli, use a handled strainer to scoop the broccoli out of the pot and strain it; add more hot water to the pot, return to a rolling boil, and add the next batch of broccoli . If you are only boiling one batch of broccoli, you can just dump the broccoli into a colander in the sink since you won’t be reusing the water.
Transfer the broccoli florets to a freezer bag, squeeze out as much air as possible, seal and toss in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat the broccoli, heat it in a pan or in the microwave with a tablespoon of water, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper. Or add to a soup or casserole.