The first of the season’s broccoli. Not quite the first – I’ve cut a couple of heads early, before they were really ready – but the first full size head. This is Calibri variety, and it will keep bearing side shoots for a couple of months. The early ones will be nearly as big as this first head, getting smaller and smaller the longer I keep picking. We had this one lightly steamed then sauteed very quickly in sesame oil and sesame seeds, with a little squeeze of lemon juice at the end. By the time the cabbage moths and heat get them in October, I will be well over eating broccoli, but for now I am looking forward to dozens of recipes.
Do you have some broccoli favourites to share?