At its freshest it should take no more than 3-4 mins to boil or steam. Cook in small batches and check if it is done by nibbling the stalk end, as this part takes the longest. It can be roasted in a high oven for 10 mins, or is well served by gently frying over a medium heat in some oil and butter. If cut small, it will benefit from the fast and furious attention of a wok as part of a stir fry.
Keep in the fridge so the florets don’t turn yellow. It should last for up to 5 days, but as with all greens, the sooner eaten the better.
Organic broccoli farmer
This special broccoli is grown for us by Clive Martin in the Fenlands. Clive is a third-generation farmer who converted to organic in 2006. ‘The best thing is being in tune with nature and producing top quality food in an environmentally friendly way,’ says Clive. He also grows our asparagus (one of the hardest crops to grow organically), and a colourful array of squashes in autumn and winter.
Country of origin
Grown in the United Kingdom.