Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Garlic and Sesame

Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Garlic and Sesame

This vegetable has a strong flavour that pairs well with other sauces. It is first blanched in boiling water, and then chilled in ice water to halt the cooking process. At that point, if it is carefully drained and dried off, it can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for several days before finishing this recipe. During the blanching process, purple sprouting broccoli turns bright green, while the hot water turns pinky-purple — it's a fun exercise to do with kids.
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This vegetable has a strong flavour that pairs well with other sauces. It is first blanched in boiling water, and then chilled in ice water to halt the cooking process. At that point, if it is carefully drained and dried off, it can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for several days before finishing this recipe. During the blanching process, purple sprouting broccoli turns bright green, while the hot water turns pinky-purple — it's a fun exercise to do with kids.

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This vegetable has a strong flavour that pairs well with other sauces. It is first blanched in boiling water, and then chilled in ice water to halt the cooking process. At that point, if it is carefully drained and dried off, it can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for several days before finishing this recipe. During the blanching process, purple sprouting broccoli turns bright green, while the hot water turns pinky-purple — it's a fun exercise to do with kids.

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This Aloo Gobi recipe is a perfected version of the standby vegetable side from northern India. While it lacks sauce, it is rich enough to be...

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As we descend into fall, here’s a simple but hearty soup that makes use of this year’s crop of garlic and new potatoes. Our eight-year-old...

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