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Braised Calabrese with olives

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Braised Calabrese with olives

Side Serves 4 1h 10 min
This slow-cooked recipe creates a tender, rich-tasting food that can be eaten as a side, smothered over bruschetta or a bit of chicken, or tossed in with some pasta and Parmesan.


  • 750g Calabrese (broccoli)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 dried red chilli, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 black olives


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h
  • Step 1

    Cut the calabrese into large florets and the stalk into small pieces. Place in a large, shallow frying pan. Add the garlic to the pan along with the lemon juice and chilli.
  • Step 2

    Stir in the olive oil and 150 ml of water. Cover and cook on a low heat for 40 minutes. Add the olives 5 minutes before the end.

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