I'm sure some of you will have some PSB in the garden soon, this is my favourite way to cook it - totally moorish.
Wash enough sprouting broccoli for two people. For this amount you will need one inch of fresh ginger and two garlic cloves finely grated, add to a wok with some flavourless oil and allow to sizzle. Add the broccoli to the pan. Then mix two tablespoons of oyster sauce with four tablespoons of hot water and a tiny squeeze of honey. Stir and add to the wok – instantly clamp a lid on (use a saucepan if your wok doesn’t have a lid) and leave to steam for 5 minutes, add more water if it goes dry.
For the egg fried rice you’ll need enough cooked, cold rice for two people (Thai jasmine rice is best, 200g dried weight is more than enough). Heat a frying pan with 4tbsp of flavourless oil. Whisk two eggs and add to the pan. Stir round with chop sticks until scrambled and remove to a plate then chop up into pieces. Throw your rice into the hot pan. Add two sliced spring onions, shake in some soy sauce and a little bit of toasted sesame oil (this makes all the difference). Keep stirring and add the egg. Cook for 1-2 minutes more and serve with the broccoli on the top.
The weather has been so amazing recently I’ve gone crazy in the garden. I’ve been planting left, right and centre in a green-fingered frenzy. I have, without a doubt, taken on too much this year. Not only have I taken on more work this year, particularly freelance writing, I have started running and dance classes. On top of that I’m trying to get out in the garden as much as possible.
At the end of March I planted my first rows of carrots, beetroot, pak choi, radish, perpetual…