Love broccoli? Then you’ll definitely love Tenderstem, which is sweet and tender from floret to stem. It’s exclusive to Woolies and suits a variety of cooking methods, from blanching, steaming and boiling, to stir-frying, sautéing and even charring. If convenience is top of your list, microwaving is also an option. Once cooked and cooled, it also adds vibrancy and texture to summer salads.
CHARRED TENDERSTEM WITH CHILLI, CRISPY BACON AND TOASTED PEANUTS
Toss 400 g Tenderstem broccoli in olive oil, place in a dry pan over a high heat to chargrill, weighting
down with another pan to ensure even charring. Add 2 T soya sauce to the pan, toss to coat, then remove from the heat. Scatter with chopped crispy bacon, chilli and toasted peanuts. Serve warm. Serves 4
The Woolies range includes Tenderstem spears (R34.99 for 230 g), asparagus-and-Tenderstem duo pack (R29.99 for 150 g), Tenderstem tips (R24.99 for 125 g), and Tenderstem stems bulk pack (R42.99 for 400 g).