Serves 4: prep time 15 mins: cook time 5 mins
200g Purple Sprouting Broccoli
1 tbsp Rapeseed Oil, plus extra to finish
1 Garlic Clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 Anchovy Fillets
200ml Fresh Double Cream
Salt & Freshly ground Pepper
20g Bread Crumbs
1/Steam the broccoli over boiling water for around five minutes, until tender to the point of a sharp knife.
2/Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and anchovy, and cook gently for a few minutes, crushing the anchovies down into the oil. Add the cream, let it bubble for two to three minutes until thickened and reduced by about a third, then add black pepper to taste, and salt if needed.
3/Put the broccoli into a shallow gratin dish or ovenproof pan, pour over the cream mix, add a trickle of oil and scatter breadcrumbs on top. Grill for a few minutes until golden and bubbling, and serve at once.