1. Fill a large pan with water, add a tiny pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat.
2. Meanwhile, on a chopping board, cut the florets from the broccoli, then cut or break them into bite-sized pieces.
3. Trim and cut the stalk in half, then finely slice it.
4. Once boiling, use a slotted spoon to carefully lower the broccoli into the water.
5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender – you should be able to poke the tip of a knife easily into the florets.
6. Drain over the sink into a colander, then leave to steam dry for a minute.
7. Tip back into the pan, then sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.
8. Add the butter and toss to coat, then tip into a serving bowl and serve.
Tip: There are many ways to cook broccoli, but if you want to get the most out of it nutritionally, it’s best to boil or steam it for just a few minutes, keeping it green and slightly crunchy. Remember, the stalk is just as good to eat as the florets, so don’t waste it – chop it up and cook it too!