Tenderstem® broccoli with Christmas Butter

Tenderstem® broccoli with Christmas Butter

Tenderstem® with Christmas butter is a luxurious side dish that everyone will love. In truth, you can serve up the butter with any of your Christmas vegetables, but it'll be at its best with a little bit of Tenderstem®.

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

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 164
  • Fat 14.3g Medium
  • Saturates 5.9g High
  • Carbs 4.9g
  • Sugars 3.1g Low
  • Fibre 2.7g
  • Protein 2.6g
  • Salt 0.25g Low
Try with Frozen Tenderstem®


  1. Make the Christmas butter: add all the ingredients to the softened butter and combine really well.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


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

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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.