Broccoli with cheese
This is probably the easiest and quickest way to turn the broccoli into an elegant and delicious dish. It makes a perfect side dish, rich and healthy, and goes well with all sorts of white wines.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
450g broccoli 250ml milk 110g cheddar (or kashkaval) cheese 50g plain flour 50g butter ½ tsp mustard
Salt and Pepper
Method: Cut the broccoli into florets and steam until they are “al dente”and retain a little crunch.
Arrange in a ovenproof dish.
In a a heavy bottom pan, melt the butter, add the milk, and flour and heat, stirring continuously until the sauce boils, thickens and is smooth. Allow to simmer for a further 2 minutes.
Add three-quarters of the grated cheese, mustard, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for further minute or two, stirring well.
Pour the sauce over the broccoli and sprinkle with the remaining of the cheese. Place under a hot grill or in the oven until golden brown.