Long-stem broccoli with sesame

Long-stem broccoli with sesame

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4

Add a shot of colour to your meal with this bright and fresh side dish from John Torode

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • kcal90
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 250g long-stem or purple sprouting broccoli
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 1 garlic clove
  • small knob ginger, peeled



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • small bunch coriander, stems and leaves separated
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seed
  • handful basil leaves


  1. Steam the broccoli or simply boil it for 3 mins. Make a rough paste by pounding or blending the garlic, ginger and coriander stems together.

  2. Pour the oil into a hot wok or frying pan. Add the paste, then turn up the heat to full and sizzle for 1 min. Tip in the cooked broccoli, toss well and sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Turn off the heat, throw in the coriander and basil leaves, give it a stir and serve.

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18th Mar, 2013
I made this using regular broccoli and served it with the smoked haddock and cabbage rissotto. It was delicious and we will definitely have it again. WOW and so easy peasy.
26th Apr, 2012
We love this recipe. I think 3 minutes is a bit too long for the broccoli we grow.
12th Apr, 2009
A great way of jazzing up broccoli!
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