Cooking with the PSO

Rossen Milanov cooking in the kitchen with a PSO apron on

Our musicians and Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov love to cook, and they'd like to share their recipes with you! Explore the PSO recipe files showcasing the culinary side of our musicians. 

Garlicky Lemon Broccoli

From the kitchen of PSO violinist Hanfang Zhang

Violinist Hanfang Zhang

"This is my favorite way to prepare and eat fresh broccoli.  Simple, delicious, and good for you - this side dish goes with a variety of main entrées."  –Hanfang


  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets (about 5 cups)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Put the broccoli in a steamer basket set over a pan of simmering water. Cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the lemon into a large bowl.  Whisk in the oil until thoroughly blended.  Whisk in the garlic, salt, and pepper.  

Add the hot broccoli and toss to coat with the dressing. Enjoy!

Serves 4.

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