Purple-Sprouting Broccoli with Sesame Seeds (April 2013)

broc 2 001This embarrassingly simple recipe is one of my favourite ways of eating purple-sprouting broccoli and is a highlight of April for me. The psb season doesn’t last for too long, but it carries with it such anticipation of what’s to come (you know that rhubarb and then asparagus are only just round the corner…), so make the most of it while it is here.

Ingredients (serves 4)

A bunch of purple-sprouting broccoli, as much as you think you can eat (but maybe about 200g), halved if big

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 or 2 tbsp sesame seeds

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1 or 2 tbsp soy sauce


1. Heat the oil in a frying pan to a medium/high heat and add the garlic

2. Add the broccoli and toss around, making sure you scrape the garlic off the bottom so it doesn’t burn

3. Add the soy sauce and a splash of water, turn the heat down low, cover and leave to cook for a couple of minutes until the broccoli spears are just cooked through

4. Toss the sesame seeds in and serve

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