Thursday, May 06, 2010

Enjoy the Season

Today am giving a recipe for a 'seasonal' dish - which in my case would be made using frozen broccoli. More a 'side' than a main course - but certainly does make the broccoli more interesting. As this veg comes from the same stable as cauliflower, no doubt this could be substituted. Walnuts, cashew nuts, or flaked almonds would also eat well with this dish, and cheaper than pine kernels.
Broccoli with 'green dressing': serves 4
12 oz (350g) broccoli (tough stems removed)
handful of mint leaves, chopped
2 tblsp green pesto
1 tsp olive oil
2 tblsp toasted pine kernels or other nuts (see above)
grated Parmesan cheese (opt)
Mix the mint and pesto together with the olive oil to make a 'green dressing' and set aside. Steam the broccoli (6 - 8 mins) until tender, then put onto a warmed serving dish, spoon over the green dressing and sprinkle over chosen nuts or pine kernels. Serve immediately with or without a sprinkling of grated Parmesan.