How to cook Tenderstem broccoli
Tenderstem broccoli, also known as baby broccoli or broccolini, is a versatile and flavourful ingredient that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Here are a few popular methods for cooking Tenderstem broccoli:
Roasting: Tenderstem broccoli can be roasted in the oven with oil, garlic, and seasoning for a crispy and savoury side dish. Roast the Tenderstem broccoli at a high temperature, around 200°C (400°F) for around 8-10 minutes or until tender.
Stir-fry: Tenderstem broccoli can be stir-fried with oil, garlic, and soy sauce for a sweet and savoury side dish. You can stir-fry Tenderstem broccoli with other vegetables like carrots, onions, and bell peppers.
Steaming: Tenderstem broccoli can be steamed with butter, salt, and pepper for a sweet and savoury side dish. Steaming is a great method for cooking Tenderstem broccoli as it preserves its nutrients and colour.
Grilling: Tenderstem broccoli can be grilled with oil, salt, and pepper for a smoky and savoury side dish. Grilled Tenderstem broccoli is great as a side dish or used in a salad.
Boiling: Tenderstem broccoli can be boiled in water for about 3 minutes. Drain and then add butter, salt, and pepper for a sweet and savoury side dish.
These are just a few examples of how Tenderstem broccoli can be cooked, it's a versatile ingredient that can be cooked in many ways, and you can experiment with different ingredients and seasonings to find the perfect combination that fits your taste. Remember that Tenderstem broccoli should be cooked as soon as possible after it's picked, as the sugar in the stalk turns to starch the longer it sits.
When it's in season you can buy Tenderstem 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).