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Purple sprouting broccoli benefits from simple cooking. The stalk, florets and leaves are all edible (you could split the stalks if they are large, to be sure they cook before the flower is overdone).


  • Purple sprouting broccoli


  1. Steam or boil purple sprouting broccoli for about 3 minutes, until just tender. Serve with a little melted butter and lemon juice, seasoned with salt and pepper. A few chopped toasted hazelnuts would be good too.
  2. Blanch purple sprouting broccoli in boiling water for a few minutes, until just tender, drain, refresh in cold water to stop the cooking, then griddle until slightly charred. Serve with a hollandaise sauce or a poached egg, with some ham if you like.
  3. Blanch as above, then pan fry with a little olive oil, chilli and garlic. Serve as a side dish or toss through pasta.
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