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    Purple sprouting broccoli with mint hollandaise

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes

    Serves: 2 as a starter


    1 egg yolk

    60g salted butter, cubed and chilled

    1 tsp lemon juice

    5 mint leaves, shredded

    230g pack purple sprouting broccoli, ends trimmed, big spears halved lengthways


    1. In a heavy saucepan, off the heat, whisk the yolk with ½ tbsp water. Add the butter and put the pan on the lowest heat, whisking constantly until the butter melts. Whisk for about 5 minutes until it thickens; don’t raise the heat. If it splits, whisk in ½ tsp boiling water from the kettle to bring it back together.

    2. Once thick, take it off the heat and beat in the lemon juice and mint; season. Tip into a jug and stand in a bowl of warm water. With an occasional whisk, it will keep for 30 minutes.

    3. Meanwhile, steam or boil the broccoli for 3-4 minutes, until just tender. Drain well, divide between 2 plates and serve with some sauce poured over.

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