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got a glut of brocolli yesterday... what to do

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ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 09:12:36

at close of the market i was offered 2 lbs of brocolli for a £1, of course i took it, but it wasnt part of my meal planner for this week!
it is not particularly springy so obviouslly needs eating quickly.
i was thinking brocolli cheese, like cauliflower cheese, but without the cauliflower, my cheese sauce seems to have gone to pot lately and i am not sure if dcs would like it.

any recipe suggestions?

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 09:14:27

Move house?
Pasta bakes which you then freeze?

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 09:15:58

freezer doesnt freeze, so that is out of the question, thanks

Furball Sun 19-Oct-08 09:18:33

broccoli and stilton soup

30g/1oz butter
½ onion, finely sliced
100g/3½oz broccoli, chopped
½ potato, peeled and chopped
150ml/¼ pint chicken stock
55g/2oz Stilton, crumbled
salt and freshly ground black pepper

heat the butter in a saucepan and fry the onion until soft but not coloured.
Add the broccoli, potato and stock to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat to a gentle simmer.
Gently simmer the soup for eight minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
Pour the soup into a blender, add the Stilton and pulse briefly. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 09:21:05


Furball Sun 19-Oct-08 09:22:17

list of broccoli recipes here

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 09:22:35

ooh thanks furball

BlueLeaves Sun 19-Oct-08 09:25:53

Soup soup soup - with stilton. Yum, I need some now too grin

If you want to more adventurous, try here

RupertTheBear Sun 19-Oct-08 09:26:40

Jamie oliver does a fab broccoli pasta sauce - its like spicy broccoli puree - much nicer than it sounds. Let me know if you want the recipe.

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 15:13:57

that sounds good rupert, if you have the recipe to hand yes please

RupertTheBear Sun 19-Oct-08 17:14:19

2 heads broc
1 clove garlic chopped
15 anchovy fillets
2-3 dries red chillies crumbles (I just use a teaspoon or so of chilli flakes)
olive oil
1 lb dried pasta

Remove buds from the broc and trim, peel and chop the stalks. Fry the garlic, anchovies, chilli, and all the broc very slowly in olive oil for about 15 minutes with a lid on, adding a little water if needed. Mash some of the broc up as it cooks to give a chunky puree. Season to taste. Cook pasta and mix into sauce.

Sputnik Sun 19-Oct-08 17:33:32

Dip in batter and deep fry.

robinpud Sun 19-Oct-08 17:40:54

salmon and broccoli with pesto and apsta

ScareyBitchFeast Sun 19-Oct-08 18:29:38

thanks folks

blueskyandsunshine Sun 19-Oct-08 18:31:51

stir fry with garlic, ginger and chillies

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