Broccoli and It’s Complements

What you are seeing above is a radial diagram of broccoli and it’s complementary flavors. If you look at the nine o clock position you’ll see the beginning which is Bell Peppers and the thickness of the lines is thick or thin. Thick lines represent a strong complement and thin represents an average complement.

I can generate charts for about 800 ingredients from my massive database but a greater challenge is always the code under the hood to make it pretty. I am constantly tinkering with the radial diagram code but you get the idea now of what it is I am trying to pull off.

Using radial diagram charts you could explore the combinations and maybe some up with a recipe. Broccoli and lime? Yes, I have a recipe below…

  • 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Lime-buttered broccoli

Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over broccoli; toss to coat.