Have to keep eating our greens and this is a nicer way to bribe the kids. Right? Of course…..
- 1 bunch broccoli, well trimmed and cut into small stalks
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 cup heavy cream (but of course)
- 1 egg yolk
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp. lime juice (fresh, if possible)
- 1 tsp. grated lime peel
Cook broccoli in boiling water or steamer until tender-crisp. Drain well and keep warm.
To make the sauce, melt the butter and gradually stir in the cream. Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly and allow to boil gently for about 5 minutes to reduce the cream.
Stir in a small amount of cream to the egg yolk. Now return the egg mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the salt, pepper and lime juice. Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes over very low heat.
Pour over the broccoli.
Now I ask you…..did everyone lick their plate? Of course, you won’t tell.