Recipe of the Week- Sicilian Style Purple Sprouting Broccolli

For the season that’s in it, we’re continuing our series of sprouting broccoli recipes with a Sicilian style dish that’s full of flavour.


• 1kg sprouting broccoli
• 6 anchovy fillets (drained - retain the oil)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 onion
• 12 black olives
• 125ml stock (chicken or veg)
• 125ml red wine
• 1 tsp butter
• 1 tsp flour

Heat the oil and simmer the onions, anchovies and olives for 5 mins.  Add the broccoli and give it a good stir.  Add the stock and the wine and then stir in a tablespoon of the anchovy oil.  Season.  Cover and cook for about 10-15 mins.  When the broccoli is tender, remove the lid and simmer for another few minutes.  Take out the broccoli and transfer to a warmed serving dish.  Thicken the sauce by adding a roux made from the butter and flour.  Stir the sauce until it boils and then pour over the broccoli.  Serve with crusty bread, fried potatoes or rice.