Smoky Three Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Tenderstem® broccoli, Chorizo Crumbs & Parsley

Smoky Three Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Tenderstem® broccoli, Chorizo Crumbs & Parsley

Tenderstem® broccoli has teamed up with food blog “Always so Hungry” to create this irresistible recipe - the perfect starter to impress on a date night.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Gluten free
  • Nut free

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 403
  • Fat 16g Medium
  • Saturates 6.6g High
  • Carbs 46.9g
  • Sugars 2g Low
  • Fibre 2.9g
  • Protein 16.4g
  • Salt 1.4g Medium
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  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the Tenderstem® broccoli and simmer until just cooked through, with a little bite, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop the Tenderstem® broccoli cooking and set the colour and texture.

  2. Heat 1/2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and add the chorizo. Fry until golden then remove to drain on kitchen paper, keeping the fragrant oil in the pan. Add the breadcrumbs and fry in the oil until crispy - about 3 minutes. Combine with the cooked chorizo.

  3. Fill a large saucepan with 1 litre of cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer then slowly pour in the polenta. Lower the heat immediately and stir continuously until cooked, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and add all of the cheese, stirring until completely dissolved. If you’d like extra smoky flavour, add up to 1 tsp of chipotle paste.

  5. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the tender stem and garlic slices. Sauté until heated through and the garlic is crispy.

  6. To serve, reheat the polenta and divide between four plates. Top with the Tenderstem® broccoli and sprinkle with chorizo crumbs and chopped parsley.

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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.