Tenderstem® broccoli with Christmas Butter

Tenderstem® broccoli with Christmas Butter

(The Christmas butter will serve many more than 4 if you don't put the remainder in the freezer, so it could roughly serve 24 if all used)

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 165
  • Fat 14.3
  • Saturates 5.9
  • Carbs 6.2
  • Sugars 4.2
  • Fibre 2.3
  • Protein 2.1
  • Salt 0.3
Try with Frozen Tenderstem®


  1. Tip

    The remaining butter mix will sit happily in your freezer for a couple of months ready to melt on your Tenderstem® broccoli when needed.

  2. Make the Christmas butter: add all the ingredients (except the Tenderstem® broccoli) to the softened butter and combine really well.

  3. Place the butter mix onto some greaseproof paper and shape into a long sausage with a diameter of about 2 inches.

  4. Roll the greaseproof paper around the butter mix and tightly roll it around the butter to form an even sausage shape.

  5. Once it’s tightly rolled with a couple of layers of greaseproof, twist one end tightly and then repeat at the other end until you have a neat sausage shaped butter mix. Place in the freezer to freeze.

  6. Heat a large frying pan over a medium/high heat and add the rapeseed oil. Once hot, fry the Tenderstem® broccoli for a few minutes on each side until cooked and slightly charred.

  7. While the Tenderstem® broccoli is hot, cut about 1 inch from your Christmas butter roll (about 1/6th of the roll) and place on top of the Tenderstem® broccoli to melt. Toss the Tenderstem® broccoli through the butter and serve.

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