Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Sprouting Broccoli is truly one of the Kings of vegetables, and when in season is worthy of being eaten all on its own as a main course – with nothing more complicated then some melted butter to dip it into.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

I like to steam mine over my wok for around 5 minutes, depending on how fresh it is – the fresher, the less time I steam it for. It’s served “whole”, leaves, stems and all.

If the stems seem quite “fat” near the base, split them to around half way so that they steam at the same speed as the rest.

Here’s my favourite 3 things to dip it in…

  1. Butter (unsalted) melted with a couple of chopped up garlic cloves
  2. Mayonnaise. Simple huh?
  3. Stilton melted into double cream for a nice cheesy sauce.

But feel free to play around and have fun. The season for PSB is so short (mid February to mid April) it just has to be enjoyed as much as possible while you still can.

What are you waiting for?

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