What Vegetables to have with a Roast Dinner?
In a recent YouGov poll, boiled broccoli was chosen as second to roasted parsnips when it comes to ideal roast dinner vegetables. Beyond broccoli and parsnips, people voted for various other vegetables such as peas, carrots, cauliflower, and green beans.
But the whole point about a roast dinner is that you put in a little bit of extra effort to make it special. So how can you do that with your roast dinner vegetables? Simply by upgrading your basic boiled broccoli to some truly delicious Tenderstem®.
With Tenderstem® broccoli, not only to do you get great flavour, but the stem provides a but the stem provides the perfect contrast to your choice of meat with its crisp and crunchy texture. That’s why the next time you’re looking for alternative roast dinner vegetables, you should pick up some Tenderstem® broccoli.
Does the Choice of Meat Make a Difference to Your Vegetable Choice?
Whether it’s lamb, beef, chicken or pork on the menu, does this impact your choice of roast dinner vegetables? After all, you only have mint sauce with lamb or horseradish with beef.
In truth, vegetables are quite versatile, and that’s especially true for Tenderstem® broccoli. Whether you’re serving it with a perfectly cooked rack of lamb, a slow roasted chicken, or tender slices of beef, the flavour of Tenderstem® will cut through the richness of the meat and provide the contrast in texture that you’re looking for.
How to Cook Vegetables for a Roast Dinner?
You can upgrade your roast dinner vegetables just by changing up the way you cook them. If you’re always boiling your veg, you might be missing out on some incredible flavour that you could gain by griddling or roasting.
Here are a few different ways you can cook Tenderstem® broccoli to go with your roast dinner:
- Roast Tenderstem® Broccoli for 12-15 Minutes – Cook your Tenderstem® in the same tray as your choice of meat and it will take on all the incredible roasting flavours
- Griddle Tenderstem® Broccoli for 8-10 Minutes – Achieve a slightly charred texture from a griddle pan, which will intensify the nutty flavour of Tenderstem®
- Steam Tenderstem® Broccoli for 3-4 Minutes – Steaming will bring out the brilliant flavour and colour of Tenderstem® and warm it through without losing any of the crunch
- Boil Tenderstem® Broccoli for 3-4 Minutes – There’s nothing wrong with boiling veg if that’s your preference, just make sure you don’t over boil it. Tenderstem® should be ready in 3-4 minutes.
Roast Dinner Recipes
Here’s some of our favourite roast dinner recipes that incorporate Tenderstem® broccoli.
Slow Roast Lamb Leg with Tenderstem® broccoli, Lemon & Caper Dressing
Slow-roasted, tender lamb leg, infused with mellow garlic and bay leaves makes wonderful comfort food. Cut through the richness of the lamb with Tenderstem® broccoli…
Roast Chicken with Figs, Vinocotto Gravy & Tenderstem® broccoli in Tarragon & Walnut Butter
The humble Sunday roast is a tradition held fondly throughout the nation. Tenderstem® broccoli is the perfect accompaniment to a roast chicken, particularly when served…
One-pan Roast Lunch with Sesame-Lemon Chicken, Tenderstem® broccoli & Butternut Squash, Served with Steamed Rice
A flavoursome pot roast that you can leave in the oven to get on with itself. Check out our wider selection of Tenderstem® broccoli and…
Lamb Chops, Honey-Roasted Figs & Tenderstem® broccoli
This combination of lamb and honey-roasted figs is designed to delight the senses. Combined with charred Tenderstem® broccoli for a delicious crunch, a shallot and…
Tenderstem® broccoli, Chantenay Carrot & Brussels Sauté
Here are three tasty veggies (chantenay carrots, Tenderstem® broccoli and sprouts) all cooked together in one (easy to wash up) pan. The flavours of sage…