Warm Salad of Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Anchovy and Orange Dressing

From Sophie Grigson, a tasty starter made in minutes: tender crisp purple sprouting broccoli with a deliciously tangy dressing
By Sophie Grigson
Warm Salad of Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Anchovy and Orange Dressing
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 650 g white or purple sprouting broccoli
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tinned anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • finely grated zest and juice 1/2 oranges
  • juice of 1/2 lemons
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Steam or simmer the broccoli for 8-10 minutes until tender. Drain thoroughly and put in a warm serving dish.

2. While the broccoli is cooking, warm the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat.

3. Add the anchovies and garlic, and fry gently for a minute or two, mashing the anchovy until it has dissolved, and the garlic is lightly coloured. Remove from the heat.

4. Stir in the orange zest and juice, and the lemon juice.

5. Season with plenty of pepper, but no salt.

6. Pour the juice over the hot broccoli, and eat when still warm or at room temperature.

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