Brocolli Seeds: From Start to Finish
With its robust nutty and spicy flavor, Brocolli Safflower is a great companion for your baked foods. It's not as difficult as it sounds to make it at home. You will need two teaspoons of seeds, two eggs, two tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of fresh rosemary, and a half-teaspoon of vinegar. Follow the directions on the packet, and you are done!
Start by preparing the ingredients for your masterpiece - basically, just mix all the ingredients together in a food processor or a blender. Once they are combined, grind them to powder. Next, add the olive oil and rosemary. The mixture is ready for baking. Bake at 350 degrees until the seeds pop out from the inside. Serve warm.
Making a salsas with the Brocolli seeds is a great way to add an extra zest to your usual salsa recipe. Simply combine chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, chili powder, garlic, salt and lime juice in a blender, then process until smooth. Blend again until the seeds have disappeared.
Brocolli seeds can also be sown in pasta. Cook the pasta and steam it, adding the seeds to the boiling water. As the pasta cooks, the seeds will pop out.
If you don't fancy cooking, there is an easier way. Purchase a sesame seed package, and cut off the ends. Stick them into a food processor or blender, and process until they become a paste. Pop into jars and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
When ready to use, strain the seeds through a strainer, then add any extra seeds you want to add. Pour into your cupboard and keep in the fridge. Put a tablespoon of olive oil over each seed. Sprinkle some oregano, parsley, or cilantro on top, if you wish. Keep refrigerated until needed.
Brocolli seeds may not taste as good as they did when freshly harvested, but they are worth the trip to the grocery store for. Serve them hot and enjoy the rich and creamy flavor. If you are using them for sauces, you can soak them overnight and strain when you are ready to serve them. They will still have that warm, spicy flavor, but the added water will help reduce the bitterness.
When buying Brocolli seeds, try to buy ones that are loose-packed, since they tend to be more fragile. This is because the packaging may not have been vacuum sealed. Also, some seeds may have been slightly mixed in with the seeds you purchased. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, inspect the packages before you buy. If you are using dry herbs, it is very important that you follow the directions carefully, so that you do not end up with a poorly performing product.
While the color and flavor of Brocolli seeds will vary depending on which variety you buy, they are all relatively the same. Typically, you can expect them to be green, black, or red in color. Some varieties can be found in shades of yellow. Of course, the more flavors there are to choose from, the more unusual the variety will appear.
Once you have chosen your favorite variety of Brocolli, you need to learn how to use them. For starters, make sure that you keep them in a cool and dark place, away from direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting. They will begin to germinate after a week of being stored at this temperature. During the germination process, they will lose their heat, so keep them in the refrigerator to keep your seedlings at the perfect temperature.
Keep your Brocolli seeds in an airtight container, either in the fridge or in a Tupperware storage container. You will also want to clean out the container often to ensure that no dust particles collect within it. If your seeds start to get dusty, you may sprinkle a little cooking oil over them to restore their original flavor. You can also store them in your freezer for up to a month, although this may reduce their flavor.
The next step is to cook your Brocolli. It is important to first crush the seeds to get rid of any excess moisture. Then, strain the seeds after they have cooled in the refrigerator and add fresh water to them. Heat them over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the seeds are translucent and then transfer to your cooking pan. Cook your Brocolli for the amount of time specified on the packaging. As the seeds cook, you will notice that the flavors will transform, developing a smoky texture and a rich flavor in the resulting dish.