It’s that time of year when purple sprouting broccoli comes into season. The shops and markets should have plenty of it on the shelves, and if you grow your own you may well have an abundance of this fresh, green brassica.
But however, or wherever you get your broccoli, there is a simple way of cooking it which will transform the flavour completely.
The method is so simple that it barely warrants being called a recipe, but the result is absolutely delicious.
It is one of those techniques that seems to give back more than you have to put in. So if you normally boil, or steam your broccoli, then this is definitely worth a try. You night be surprised by the results.
Freshly ground Pepper
Heat your oven to 200°C. Take enough olive oil to cover and coat the broccoli, and pour into a roasting tin. Heat this in the oven for a few minutes.
Put the broccoli into the roasting tin and toss it all around with a spatula so that it gets a good coating of the hot oil.
Sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and cook for 10-12 minutes.