Jamie Oliver

Brilliant broccoli

A super-simple side dish

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Brilliant broccoli

Serves 4
Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Kid friendly
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    45
    2%
  • Fat
    2.3g
    3%
  • Saturates
    1.3g
    7%
  • Protein
    2.1g
    5%
  • Carbs
    3.1g
    1%
  • Sugar
    1.3g
    1%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    2.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

The Kitchen Garden Project
recipe adapted from

The Kitchen Garden Project

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    45
    2%
  • Fat
    2.3g
    3%
  • Saturates
    1.3g
    7%
  • Protein
    2.1g
    5%
  • Carbs
    3.1g
    1%
  • Sugar
    1.3g
    1%
  • Salt
    0.2g
    3%
  • Fibre
    2.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • a small of knob of unsalted butter
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Method

1. Fill a large pan with water, add a tiny pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat.

2. Meanwhile, on a chopping board, cut the florets from the broccoli, then cut or break them into bite-sized pieces.

3. Trim and cut the stalk in half, then finely slice it.

4. Once boiling, use a slotted spoon to carefully lower the broccoli into the water.

5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender – you should be able to poke the tip of a knife easily into the florets.

6. Drain over the sink into a colander, then leave to steam dry for a minute.

7. Tip back into the pan, then sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.

8. Add the butter and toss to coat, then tip into a serving bowl and serve.

Tip: There are many ways to cook broccoli, but if you want to get the most out of it nutritionally, it’s best to boil or steam it for just a few minutes, keeping it green and slightly crunchy. Remember, the stalk is just as good to eat as the florets, so don’t waste it – chop it up and cook it too!

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