Hero Ingredient: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Even as lovers of indulgence, the team at Godminster has been enjoying a bountiful supply of greens this month. The New Year brings an opportunity to somewhat reverse the effects of the festive season. Luckily, brassicas (cabbage, kale, broccoli and more) are in season and readily available throughout January which makes things a little easier. Plus these veggies all go so well with cheese (small steps!)

The brassica family is vast, but one of our favourites has to be purple sprouting broccoli. This little veg has a delicate stem which makes it perfect for dunking into our Godminster Fondue. Whether you buy it from your local supermarket, grocers, or dig up these beauties from your own back garden, purple sprouting broccoli is a light and wholesome veg.

How are we enjoying them?

We like to serve this up as a special but simple side dish. By toasting in a little garlic and sesame oil the Asian flavours help pep up a weeknight meal.

We love Hugh Fernly-Whittingstall’s purple sprouting broccoli gratin, a great wintery celebration of this blushing brassica. Top with a small shaving of our cheddar and you’re winning!