A few weeks ago, on a (typically) miserable London winter’s day, I was at home by myself and at a loss for what to have for lunch. The pantry (or store cupboard as the English call it) was pretty much bare and all I had in the fridge was a limp bit of broccoli, the dag end of some parmesan and a few dregs of cream which weren’t quite off.
I boiled up the broc in a bit of water to which I’d added some liquid stock, blitzed it in the blender and added salt, pepper, parmesan and cream for what was a surprisingly delicious repast. I couldn’t believe my luck â€“ I’d stumbled upon the recipe for a yummy, warming lunch from a few ingredients that you might just have in your fridge.
When I made it again for Waz in this episode he wasn’t quite as stunned as I’d hoped at the deliciousness of my creation, but he admitted it was pretty good for something whipped up in a few minutes.
One of his main criticisms was the texture which was, admittedly, a bit grainy. That’s because we used a blender instead of a liquidiser, so if you have a liquidiser I’d try using that.
You could probably jazz this up with different cheeses like Roquefort or Stilton, or maybe a farmhouse cheddar.
And the fresher the broccoli, the better, but it is a good way to get rid of the limp old veg that you (like me) can’t bear to throw in the bin.
PS Watch the video to see where the left-handedness bit comes in