2 September 2012

Grilled Broccoli with Peas, Mange Tout, Chilli and Mint

There is nothing wrong with plain steamed broccoli, but grilling makes it a bit more interesting and is a good way to extend ones broccoli recipe repertoire. I love this vegetable and think it is completely unfair that it has a somewhat dull reputation, so I am always happy to find new ways of cooking it. For this recipe you can use a griddle pan, stick it on the barbecue or just use a dry non stick frying pan. The mint and chilli on the top add some zing. A squeeze of lemon as a final touch might also be a nice idea. The dimensions are not very precise here - just add more or less of anything according to what you like!

1 Head of Broccoli
A handful of Mange Tout
Two handfuls of Frozen Peas
Half of one Red Chilli
A sprig of Fresh Mint
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Cook the broccoli slowly until it has softened slightly and has a charred surface. Boil the peas for a couple of minutes, adding the mange tout half way through. Finely slice the chilli and chop the mint leaves. Mix all the vegetables in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, drizzle over some olive oil and scatter the chilli and mint on top.

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