How to cook Tenderstem® broccoli

Can we let you in on a secret? You can cook Tenderstem® broccoli however you like it!

You can cook Tenderstem® broccoli by boiling, steaming, frying or grilling. You can roast it or even put it on a BBQ. Each cooking method will provide a slightly different taste and texture. For a fresh and crunchy side dish, try steaming your Tenderstem®. For a charred texture bursting with flavour, use your griddle. Whichever way you want to cook Tenderstem® broccoli, you can follow instructions on the pages below.


0 mins

If you enjoy the taste of Tenderstem®, you can eat it raw for a fresh and crunchy snack. Simply give it wash and enjoy with some hummus, a creamy cheese sauce or just on its own.

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Add washed Tenderstem® to a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. You can test the stem for tenderness to your liking with a sharp knife.
Drain and serve.

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8-10 mins

Wash your Tenderstem® and coat with a small amount of oil. Add to a hot griddle pan or BBQ and cook for around 8-10 minutes. You’re looking to achieve a little bit of charring to the stem and florets to bring out a delicious nutty flavour.

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3 mins

Wash your Tenderstem® and coat with a small amount of oil. Place onto a hot BBQ and grill for around 3 minutes. Look for a touch of charring to bring out a lovely nutty flavour.

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3-4 mins

Bring some water to the boil in your pan and place your washed Tenderstem® on top in a steamer pan. Steam for 3-4 minutes. The Tenderstem® broccoli should turn bright green and tender when it’s ready. If you don’t have a steamer pan, you can use a colander and place your saucepan lid over the top.

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Stir Fried

5 mins

Wash your Tenderstem® and cut the stems into smaller chunks. Add to a hot wok with a little bit of oil and fry for 5 minutes, adding some seasoning as it cooks.

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8 mins

Drizzle a little oil over washed Tenderstem® and place over a grill for 8 minutes, or until the stem and florets are lightly charred to bring out its delicious nutty flavour. Serve with a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lemon.

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12-15 mins

Add some washed Tenderstem® to a roasting dish and drizzle with a little oil. Roast for 12-15 minutes at 180ºC. Season to your liking and serve.

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Air Fried

6-8 mins

Lightly oil your washed Tenderstem® broccoli and stir to evenly coat. Air fry at 180ºC, add a little seasoning and salt to serve.

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From Frozen

If you’re cooking Tenderstem® from frozen, you can still boil, steam, stir-fry, griddle, BBQ and roast it, but your timings may change. Read more amount cooking Frozen Tenderstem® here.

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