Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sicilian-style purple sprouting broccoli

Michael Kelly

Here's a sprouting broccoli recipe that puts this venerable ingredient in a Sicilian style dish that's full of flavour.


* 1kg sprouting broccoli

* 6 anchovy fillets (drained, retain the oil)

* 2 tablespoons olive oil

* 1 onion

* 12 black olives

* 125ml stock (chicken or veg)

* 125ml red wine

* 1 tsp butter

* 1tsp flour


* Heat the oil and simmer the onions, anchovies and olives for five minutes.

* Add the broccoli, give it a good stir.

* Add the stock and the wine and then stir in a tablespoon of the anchovy oil.

* Season. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes.

* When the broccoli is tender, remove the lid and simmer for another few minutes. Take out the broccoli and transfer to a warmed serving dish.

* Thicken the sauce by adding a roux made from the butter and flour.

* Stir the sauce until it boils, then pour over the broccoli. Serve with crusty bread, fried potatoes or rice.

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