- ACTIVE: 10 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 4 to 6
- 2 heads of broccoli (1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 fresh bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Peel the broccoli stems. In a pot wide enough to hold the whole broccoli heads, bring the water, bay leaves, butter and salt to a boil. Add the broccoli and cover. Cook over moderate heat, turning once, until tender, 15 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a warmed platter and cover with foil. Boil the cooking liquid until reduced to 1/4 cup, 5 minutes. Pour the liquid over the broccoli, discard the bay leaves and serve.
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