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    Broccoli with Bay and Nutmeg Dressing

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 400g tenderstem or purple sprouting broccoli
    • 50g slightly salted butter
    • 4 fresh bay leaves
    • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus 1 tbsp juice
    • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg


    1. Trim the broccoli and slice any thick stems lengthways. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the bay leaves, lemon zest and nutmeg. Heat gently for 2 minutes, then stir in the lemon juice and remove from the heat.
    2. Half-fill a steamer or large saucepan with boiling water. Place the broccoli in the steamer or in a metal colander over the saucepan. Cover and steam for 8-10 minutes until just tender.
    3. Transfer to a warmed serving plate. Gently reheat the dressing, discard the bay leaves if desired, then drizzle with the dressing.

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    Cook's tips

    Prepare the broccoli for steaming a few hours in advance, store in a food bag and make the dressing so that it's all ready for last-minute cooking.


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