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Broccoli cheese with anchovy and chilli crumbs

The side dish to end all side dishes.
Broccoli cheese with anchovy and chilli crumbsAlicia Taylor

Okay, sure, this dish is smothered in white sauce and topped with salty, spicy breadcrumbs, but it’s mainly broccoli – right?


Anchovy & chilli crumb


1.Preheat oven grill to high. Place broccoli in a baking dish to fit snugly, drizzle with oil, season to taste and grill until tender and beginning to char (10-12 minutes).
2.Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add flour and cook, stirring, until sandy-coloured (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk. Return to low heat, stir until thickened (3-5 minutes), then stir in cheeses until melted.
3.For the anchovy and chilli crumb, toss ingredients in a small bowl to coat in oil and combine. Pour sauce over broccoli, top with crumb and grill until golden and bubbling (4-5 minutes). Serve hot.

Provolone piccante is available from select delicatessens. If it’s unavailable use aged cheddar instead.


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