Blanched Tenderstem® broccoli with a cranberry and maple butter and toasted almonds

Blanched Tenderstem® broccoli with a cranberry and maple butter and toasted almonds

Full of festive flavour and a great accompaniment to roast chicken or turkey, this recipe is a great addition to the Christmas table. Special occasions call for special ingredients, and Tenderstem® broccoli is the hero ingredient that makes this side dish sparkle.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes



Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 142
  • Fat 9.9g Medium
  • Saturates 5.5g Medium
  • Sugars 5.0g Low
  • Salt 0.20g Low


  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a rolling boil (large bubbles with the water boiling continuously).

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium low heat, add the dried cranberries and maple syrup, turn down the heat and let the sweet flavours muddle together.

  3. Blanche the Tenderstem® broccoli in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain the Tenderstem® broccoli then add it to the frying pan with the flavoured butter. Mix well then leave to one side and keep warm.

  4. In a dry frying pan over a medium high heat, toast the almonds for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

  5. Scatter the almonds on top of the sweet buttery Tenderstem® broccoli and serve.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.