Towards the end of last weeks veg box I still had some luscious looking broccoli left in the need of eating.
What to do, what to do? And then an idea emerged, a verdant, mineral rich lunch with a hint of a naughty sauce to enrobe those tasty florets with.
I lightly simmered the broccoli until just cooked whilst at the same time cooked off a packet of egg noodles. Next I made a simple satay sauce.
Which consisted of,
2 very heaped tablespoons of economy crunchy peanut butter.
1 heaped tsp of cheats chopped chilli in a jar (you could use fresh)
A good splosh of soy sauce
A tablespoon of sugar
4 large cloves of garlic crushed, (you could use less, you could use more!)
1/2 a glass of water, to get a nice sauce consistency.
Mix it all together and bubble it up gently for a few minutes to take the rawness of the garlic away, stirring, it will stick if your not careful because of its sweetness, I used a non stick pan.
Put to one side and toast off half a packet, or a couple of oz of seasame seeds. Your using these as a good crunchy ingredient, if not available roughly chop a couple of oz of peanuts and if they are raw peanuts toast them.
And toss together.
Makes a brilliant lunch and the leftovers are brilliant eaten cold.
Total cost approx £4.00, I got about six portions out of it = 66p a portion.