- 500g purple sprouting broccoli, ends and larger stalks trimmed
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 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- knob of butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 500g chestnut mushrooms, halved or quartered if very large
- 50g creamy stilton (or vegetarian alternative), crumbled or chopped
A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…
- drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (optional)
Bring a large pan of water to the boil, then add the broccoli. Boil for about 3 mins until bright green but not quite tender, then remove and cool under cold water. Drain well. Can be done up to a day ahead and kept covered in the fridge.
Combine the oil and butter in a large frying pan over a high heat. Once the butter is sizzling, add the mushrooms. Fry for 5 mins, stirring often, until golden.
Add the broccoli to the pan and toss together with the mushrooms. Cover the pan and cook for another 3 mins, shaking the pan now and again, until the broccoli stems are heated through and the mushrooms softened. Season well, then tip into a serving bowl, scatter with the cheese and drizzle with the oil, if you like.