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Simply cooked purple sprouting broccoli, with lemon and butter

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Simply cooked purple sprouting broccoli, with lemon and butter

Side Serves 4 10 min
A simple and luxuriant recipe for purple sprouting broccoli: a good way to enjoy the first crop of the season. This works as a vegetarian side with pretty much anything, or could be eaten as a starter on its own.

Ingredients

  • 500g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed
  • 50g butter, melted
  • juice and zest of ½ lemon, more to taste
  • 75g hazelnuts or almonds, toasted and chopped
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Steam or boil broccoli for about 3 minutes, until just tender.
  • Step 2

    Drain, place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the melted butter and lemon juice and zest.
  • Step 3

    Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over the chopped nuts.

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