Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Roasted Garlic

View all Recipes Edit this Recipe

Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Roasted Garlic
1 of 1 photo

Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Roasted Garlic

Added by: on Apr 25th, 2016
I think I have done more cooking this week than I have in the entire last month. Now I am back into it, I am enjoying it again - I find it very therapeutic. On Sunday it was roast day and I decided to cook my Roast Leg of Lamb which is stuffed with anchovies, garlic and rosemary (I didn't tell .. more >
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
35 min
Ready In:
45 min



Original Recipe Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 whole bulbs of garlic
  • 145g Parmesan, grated
  • 30g anchovies
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 260g creme fraiche
  • 500g purple sprouting broccoli, woody ends trimmed
Nutrition Facts
Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Roasted Garlic

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 173

  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 7.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.7 mg
  • Sodium: 315.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  •     Sugars: 2 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g

how is this calculated?

Get NI Widget Code



Preheat the oven to 200 C fan / 220 C.


Slice the tops off the garlics and then wrap the bulbs in tin foil. Place on a baking tray and roast for 35 minutes until soft.


Squeeze the softened garlic from the casings into a food processor and blitz with 45g of Parmesan and the anchovies. It is meant to resemble a fine paste - mine certainly didn't!


Add the vinegar, honey and creme fraiche and blitz again. If you need to, add a dash of hot water. I didn't and thankfully all the ingredients came together.


Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the broccoli for around 3 minutes - it's good for the vegetables to have a bit of a bite. Drain the broccoli, stir through the sauce and then sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan. As my husband Pascal doesn't really like sauce, I only mixed half of it with the broccoli and I kept the rest as a sauce for the lamb however it is entirely up to you.


This worked surprisingly well - I was amazed as I have to admit when I was making the sauce I was pretty dubious. Even Pascal was a huge fan. It is a great way to spruce up simple broccoli, it went brilliantly with lamb and I am sure would work well with a nice white fish. My only complaint is, with all that garlic, it doesn't do your breath any favours!!!


0 of 0 videos

Similar Recipe(s):

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Submitted by: Glo
Added on: Oct 10th, 2015
I sure wish I had discovered roasted cauliflower years ago. We love it roasted in the oven, on the grill, with and without tons of garlic, turned into soups and added to mashed potatoes. Here's a basic roasted cauliflower with lots of garlic served as a side dish to Gardein Chick'n Crispy Tenders and loaded baked potato.
Easy Roasted Vegetables: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes

Easy Roasted Vegetables: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes

Submitted by: Vegan WifeStyle
Added on: Jun 20th, 2013
I made this with one hand and one pan!
Roast pigeon, black truffle and garlic puree

Roast pigeon, black truffle and garlic puree

Submitted by: Yolanda
Added on: Dec 16th, 2010
Because garlic is quite pungent, you need to soften the flavor slightly and make it more digestible, so we usually take out and discard the central shoot of the garlic, which is the strongest part and is usually tinged green at the top (it may be green all the way through, if it is spring garlic). Then we blanch the remaining garlic twice in boiling water.
© . All Rights Reserved