Kathie Lee & Hoda: Francesco Palmieri Broccoli Gratin Recipe

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Francesco Palmieri Interview

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by Francesco Palmieri, who has worked in the kitchen at some of the best restaurants in New York City. He recently has opened his first restaurant, The Orange Squirrel, in his hometown of Bloomfield, N.J. In the Today Show kitchen, Francesco shared some lighter recipes that are perfect for the end of summer. He shared his Broccoli Gratin recipe with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

If you like this recipe, you may want to also check out Francesco’s Mushroom Tempura recipe. Both great recipes to try as the summer months wind down. Even though the summer months are winding down, this is still a time to spend with your family. These recipes can make for a great family meal and a great time to spend together cooking together!

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Francesco Palmieri: Broccoli Gratin Recipe

Francesco Palmieri, who recently opened his first restaurant, The Orange Squirrel, in Bloomfield, N.J. shared his Broccoli Gratin recipe.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by Francesco Palmieri, who recently opened his first restaurant, The Orange Squirrel, in Bloomfield, N.J., as he shared his Broccoli Gratin recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 pint baby spinach
  • Parsley stems
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter unsalted (for roux)
  • 2 tabelspoons flour (for roux)
  • 4 ounces grated fontina cheese
  • Equal parts micro broccoli florets
  • Grated grana padano cheese
  • Panko bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Take the broccoli and remove the florets and reserve for gratin
  2. Take the broccoli stems and rough chop them up
  3. Put them in a pan with water and three tablespoons of salt
  4. Boil the broccoli until soft
  5. Take the broccoli and puree with one pint of baby spinach, parsley stems and soy milk
  6. You can now make roux by mixing together the flour and butter
  7. Add in the fontina cheese until it is melted
  8. After the cheese is melted, add in the broccoli puree
  9. You will now want to top that with the grain mixture, which consists of the florets, Grana Padano cheese and panko bread crumbs
  10. Bake that at 375 degrees until golden brown

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