- KNOW YOUR VEG
simply referred to as purple sprouting, this is the
original version of broccoli and has long stalks and
small purple flower heads. The leaves, heads and stalks
are all tender and edible. Look for strong, firm green
stalks with tightly packed purplish green heads.
How To Use Purple Sprouting Broccoli
sprouting broccoli is served cooked. It is usually
served as an accompanying vegetable although it
can be included in dishes such as quiches, salads,
pasta bakes or stir-fries.
How To Prepare Purple Sprouting Broccoli
thoroughly and discard any tough leaves before cooking.
How To Cook Purple Sprouting Broccoli
sprouting broccoli can be steamed, boiled or stir-fried.
To steam, place the prepared broccoli in a steamer
and cook for 6 - 8 minutes or until just tender.
To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil and add
the prepared broccoli, cook for 5 - 7 minutes or
until just tender. To stir-fry, heat 1 tbsp olive
oil in a frying pan and add the broccoli and stir-fry
for 6 - 8 minutes or until tender.
How To Store Purple Sprouting Broccoli
in the fridge for up to 3 days and use when it is
as fresh as possible.
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