Three-in-one braised vegetables

Three-in-one braised vegetables

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This dish is so handy - while the veg cook, you're making a tasty stock for the gravy, too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
103
protein
6g
carbs
12g
fat
4g
saturates
2g
fibre
7g
sugar
9g
salt
0.62g

Ingredients

  • 400g ready-trimmed Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 large carrots, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 25g butter
  • 100g frozen peas

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Method

  1. Tip the sprouts and carrots into a pan and cover with boiling water. Sprinkle in the stock cube, add the butter and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer for 8-10 mins until the veg are tender. Add peas and cook a few mins more.
  3. Rest the veg in the stock until you want to make the gravy, then drain over the roasting tin.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2008

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whats4t's picture

using the stock from boiling parsnips makes the absolutely best gravy ever, in fact the stronger tasting veg, sprouts swede cabbage etc., are all excellent for gravies.

grandmagrandad's picture

use veggie stock as it goes much better with all the veg. good idea though.

ilovesussex's picture

I added chopped cabbage to the pan at the same time as the peas. Very good addition.

hlnharrison's picture
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Of course the strained liquid can be used for gravy. It is not water it is chicken stock. I have made this several times as it behaves so well when left. The vegetables do not overcook so great when you are entertaining a crowd.

yurrnae's picture

Sorry - but I so cannot see the drained water being used for gravy, or anything else, when it's had b'srpouts cooked in it.
I use my veg water and potato water without fail, for soup or gravy, but absolutely not if it has had b'sprouts, cabbage or cauliflower, and maybe kale.
Most other veg, including broccoli and spinach, even parsnip and turnip flavours, go into the soup pot.

gemconyard's picture
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Great alternative to plain boiled veg, quick and easy to prepare. Nice fresh flavour.

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