What's In Season in April: Broccoli

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What's In Season in April: Broccoli
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By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit

Once a symbol of healthy food to kids everywhere, broccoli has become a cool new ingredient to use in everything from vinaigrettes to main dishes. Its florets add a pop of green when mixed in with macaroni and cheese, and its stalks look like steaks when scored and seared. Check out some recipe ideas for broccoli in the slideshow above, and read on for tips on how to buy and store these tiny green trees.

HOW TO BUY
Pick the freshest broccoli you can, to lessen the chance that a cabbagey odor will develop during cooking. The stalks should be a deep, rich green all over, with tightly closed florets, firm stalks, and no yellow flowers or yellow spots.

HOW TO STORE
Store broccoli unwashed in the fridge, wrapped in plastic. Try to use it within a day or two, though it keeps for up to a week. Tomorrow: Peas!

HOW TO USE
Lamb and Broccoli Stew
Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
Orange Broccoli, Beef, and Mushrooms
Sauteed Broccoli with Floret Vinaigrette
Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Leeks

Check out slideshow above to discover four more delicious broccoli recipes.

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