PLEASE NOTE: We only deliver to HX, OL14-15 and BD13-22 postcodes.

How to cook purple sprouting broccoli

There are many ways to cook purple sprouting broccoli, depending on the dish you want to prepare. Here are a few popular methods:

  1. Steaming: Steaming is a quick and easy way to cook purple sprouting broccoli. Simply place the broccoli in a steamer basket over simmering water for 3-5 minutes, or until it is tender.

  2. Boiling: Purple sprouting broccoli can be boiled in a pot of salted water for 3-5 minutes, or until it is tender. Drain the broccoli and serve with butter, lemon juice or cheese.

  3. Roasting: Toss purple sprouting broccoli with a little olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice and roast in the oven at 425F/220C for 10-15 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned.

  4. Stir-fry: Cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces and stir-fry with other vegetables, such as onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms, in a hot wok or skillet with a little oil for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.

  5. Grilling: Purple sprouting broccoli can be grilled on skewers or directly on the grill, basting it with a marinade of your choice. Grill for a few minutes on each side, or until tender and lightly charred.

  6. Raw: Purple sprouting broccoli can also be enjoyed raw, thinly sliced or grated as a salad ingredient or garnish.

The cooking time will depend on the size of your broccoli florets. To check if the broccoli is cooked, you can insert a knife in the thickest part of the stem, if it goes in easily, it's ready. Also, the colour should be vibrant and the texture should be tender but still firm.

When it's in season you can buy purple sprouting broccoli online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).