This tender stem vegetable adds colour to dishes and the hint that the long winter is coming to an end. Purple sprouting broccoli has a sweet earthiness and marries well with freshly grilled fish or a warm salad of anchovies and soft-centred boiled eggs.
This vegetable is easily prepared. Just trim any woody ends and discard the tough outer leaves, and quickly steam or boil in salted water.
This week we will use purple sprouting broccoli as a centrepiece dish. Serve with grilled chicken, salmon, or grilled halloumi cheese for a fresh and healthy meal.